Claire de Santa Coloma

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983; Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. It is based on a sensitive and virtuous treatment of matter, which demands of the body more than strength and patience, and the hand, the affinity for the forms of nature, which the work of Claire de Santa Coloma Is performed. The use of wood in its various states – paper, trunk, bark – shows an interest not only in the specificities of the material, but also in the signs associated with it. The procedural and leisurely nature of the natural world helps us to think about what we do: accurate in the handling of tools, although fascinated by irregularities in surfaces and particularly interested in the courageous attitude of “wasting time.”