Joana Vasconcelos Showcases Her New Master Artwork In Paris – The renowned Portuguese artist is best known for drawing on Portuguese traditions while also reinterpreting the rules of contemporary art in order to achieve one-of-a-kind works of art. Her latest creation was specially made to fit the historic warehouses of Le Bon Marché in Paris. Find out more in here!
The influential artist, Joana Vasconcelos returns to the spotlight after launching a massive new work of art: a 35 meters long white Valkyrie in lustrous tones. This iconic master artwork is displayed in an art installation whose interiors are styled in Art Deco. This new exhibition is called “Branco Luz” was inaugurated on January 17 and it is expected to conclude on March 24. This incredible master artwork is the centerpiece of the historic warehouses of Le Bon Marché in Paris, which is located next to the incredible Covet House Paris.
Also known as Simone, this new masterpiece by Joana Vasconcelos took two years to be completely built and required the help of 60 individuals, from seamstresses to architects. This innovate master artwork is hanged in the ceiling like a giant insect, or perhaps a spaceship, embellished with sequins, pearls, crochet embroidery, LED lights, and metallic fabric.
“The idea was to make a connection between craft and technology—I used Portuguese fabrics and incorporated LED lights in three colors. The one request from the client was to create an all-white work. It was very interesting to do this and I had to rethink things, as I am a baroque artist who uses lots of colors”, explained the renowned plastic artist, Joana Vasconcelos.
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The monumental creature takes the shape of an inflatable sculpture as a way to introduce fantasy and humor. The Valkyrie highlights a massive structure of steel and iron and it is fully coated in different Portuguese fabrics and its veins are made from LED lights that present a singular visual effect in tones of blue and purple.