Alexandre da Cunha (b.1969) is a Brazilian-born artist who lives and works in São Paulo and London. He has referred to his practice as ‘pointing’ as opposed to ‘making’. By ‘pointing’ at existing objects in plain sight, da Cunha highlights new and unexpected meanings within the objects he chooses. This approach allows him to disentangle preconceptions and instinctive responses inherent to particular objects, restoring them with alternative modes of viewing and understanding. Given their renewed possibility, da Cunha’s sculptures inspire lush potential, illuminating everyday encounters with these ordinary materials.
Recent solo exhibitions include Arena, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy (2020), Duologue with Phillip King, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, England (2018); Boom at Pivo, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Free Fall at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2016); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL (2015). Major outdoor sculptures by da Cunha are on permanent view at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MI; outside the Monsoon Building in London, and outside the Rochaverá Tower in São Paulo.