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Galeria Nara Roesler
Quatro, 2018
Cabrueva wood and brass
1/5 + 2 AP
78.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 in.


Lescher's Quatro is representative of the artist's most recent practice, characterized by the creation of suspended sculptures that play with notions of weight, transparency and space. This particular piece works to intertwine and play with opposites. Quatro is made up of solid, thick wood elements and yet hangs seamlessly from the ceiling - the encounter between both physicalities triggers an ambiguity about the density of the piece, whereby it seems light yet materially, it cannot be. Quatro invites us to reflect upon materiality, challenging our expectations by offering loopholes and proposing dualities."

Artur Lescher's pieces transcend their sculptural character, intertwining the realms of installation and object to modify the understanding of these categories and the space they occupy. The fundamental elements of Lescher’s discourse lie in the particular, uninterrupted and precise dialogue with both architecture and design, and on the choice of materials, which range from metal, stone and wood to felt, salts, brass or copper. Even if Lescher’s work is strongly linked to industrial processes, achieving extreme refinement and rigor, his production does not aim at pure formality, but rather works to expand formal boundaries.

His works are included in major public collections such as those of the: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA;Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.