Letter for Anni
Manufactured by Fernanda Fragateiro
Polished stainless steel
Fernanda Fragateiro presented Letter For Anni at ARCO Madrid, 2017.
The piece was inspired by a dialogue between light and shadows among the objects hidden on common spaces. As a starting point, the Fernanda took ve stainless steel pieces inspired by German artist, Anni Albers.
“The objective of this proposal is to promote and disseminate contemporary creation, as well as to collaborate with artists in order to conceive art outside its usual environ- ment of creation, incorporating it into sectors related to design and integrating it into daily life”.
Born in 1962 in Montijo, Portugal. Fernanda lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
The work of Fernanda Fragateiro is characterized by a keen interest in rethinking and probing modernist practices, a search that she materializes through subtle alterations of existing landscapes and objects with the intention of revealing stories of construc- tions and transformations buried there.
Although Fragateiro’s work (mainly sculptures, installations and open-air interven- tions) varies frequently in scale and handles a wide range of reference material, it always conserves a powerful style of its own, engendered in a meticulous and mini- malist aesthetic of form, colour and texture of the surfaces.
Fragateiro’s explorations extend beyond the limits of the work itself and embrace the fullness of the space in which both the object and the viewer of that object exist. Fregateiro often uses an already existing material rich in symbolic implications, such as silk thread from a German factory, books and magazines of second-hand art, dis- carded architectural models or debris produced during the construction boom in Por- tugal, in order to mold a complex and yet delicate work in which an intricate network of internal references to the theory of art and the history of architecture is intertwined