Joana Escoval

Year and place of birth: 1982, Lisbon, Portugal Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The delicate works of Joana Escoval resemble remnants from the pre-industrial past or objects from the distant future. Her sculptures of earthenware and metal and her installations with moss, feathers, stones, seashells and tropical leaves blur the boundary between culture and nature. Inspired by nature’s motifs, alchemy and cultures such as that of the American Navajo, her creations refer to ritual implements and transitional places. They have the momentum of conductors or a current of energy that interweave form and content, living and dead matter, the concrete and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible. In Escoval's world nothing is decreed, everything is entwined and connected.

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