Sérgio Camargo. Edge. 1962

Sérgio Camargo Edge 1962

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 406 The David Geffen Galleries

In this work Camargo highlights an optical and kinetic aesthetic without denying the natural features of material roughness: the artist has inserted one of his signature reliefs into the massive, elemental presence of a raw piece of wood. The raw material functions as a sculptural body, supporting the beautiful, vibrating surfaces typical of Camargo's repertoire. A dialogue is established between the body of the sculpture and its surface, between the organic textures of nature and the carefully crafted ornaments of art.

Gallery label from New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, November 21, 2007–February 25, 2008.
Painted wood on carved wood
16 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 4" (42.5 x 27 x 10.2 cm)
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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