Erika Verzutti’s works explore the ways in which the insular act of creation becomes intertwined with the physical world. Drawing on both the natural and artificial, Verzutti’s sculptures and reliefs evoke equally the familiar forms they represent, as well as the abstract results of material exploration. Incorporating these once fleeting gestures into their final form, the works remain firmly rooted within a studio practice and have an intimate relationship to their own history, demonstrating the continuously evolving relationship between ideation and process. Erika Verzutti’s (b. 1971, São Paulo) lives and works in São Paulo.
Verzutti recently participated in Viva Arte Viva, the international art exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel, 2017 as well as the 32ndBienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, 2016. Past solo exhibitions of her work include Swan, Cucumber, Dinosaur, Pivô, São Paulo, 2016, Swan with Stage, Sculpture Center, Queens, 2015, and Mineral, Tang...Museum at Skidmore College, 2014, among others.