eucalyptus, brass gold-plated
H 400 x 60 x 15 cm
wood (Ipê), threads in lagidibàs
H 30 x 30 cm aprox. (each)
Irun Ejá, 2013
wooden beads, straw, copper, straw, brass silver-plated
H 180 x 50 x 10 cm
Nádia Taquary was born in Salvador and raised in Valença. She is a breed of the waters of all Saints, Caboclos and Orishas. She bears her native inheritance on her skin and on her surname. Her father, a gym teacher, worked also with jewelry and was a maker of things, a meticulous restorer and guardian of objects. With him, she learned to appreciate beauty, rich ornaments, filigree jewelry, careful crafting and reminiscences of the Portuguese colonization. Nádia majored in literature, but her challenge and passion lie on the arts. While doing her studies, she took a great interest in the African culture and was hooked by the ‘crioula’s jewels’ shown in the book ‘Band of Beads’ (Solange Godoy), by the Museum Carlos Costa Pinto.
The work of Nádia Taquary is the result of the mixed waters and cultures that is so characteristic of the Recôncavo region in Bahia. Just like the balangandans. It has the magical strength of the Gods, the Enchanted Beings, the Saints, the Orishas. It bears the magic of the figa, the saint medals, the patuás. Everything in abundance, an art as exuberant as the colors of Bahia.
AT GALERIE AGNÈS MONPLAISIR
Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (work "Oriki, saudação à cabeça").
A Bahia Tem... Museu Carlos Costa Pinto. Salvador de Bahia, Brésil.
Balangandãs, Uma Poética da Esperança. Museu de Arte da Bahia.
Circuito das Artes Bahia
Do Valongo à Favela : imaginário e periferia. Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro.
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