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Fernanda Gomes by Oliver Basciano / ArtReview

Fernanda Gomes

Read our cover profile of the Rio-based artist, from the September 2013 issue

By Oliver Basciano

Fernanda Gomes, Interior views of the artist’s Rio de Janeiro apartment. Photos: Pat Kilgore Interior of the artist’s Rio de Janeiro apartment. Photo: Pat Kilgore Fernanda Gomes, 2013 (installation view). Photo: Michael Brzezinski. Courtesy Alison Jacques, London Interior views of the artist’s Rio de Janeiro apartment. Photos: Pat Kilgore

Just outside a window of Fernanda Gomes’s sixth-floor flat in the Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro is a piece of fine wire piping, stretched out like a fishing rod. At its end hangs a feather, which, as twilight descends on the city, bobs to and fro in the warm evening breeze. This gentle interaction between the ad hoc mobile and its surroundings, combined with the elegant simplicity of its construction, makes it, and Gomes’s work in general, a beautiful…

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