Alexandre Pinhel

Rio de janeiro- Brazil


Alexandre Pinhel is an art alchemist. Talent is the philosopher's stone of this neo-expressionist engineer and artist, who transforms discarded materials and solid waste into art. Packaging, ceramic mirrors and metal parts go through chemical, mechanical or thermal processes and awaken the observer's awareness of preservation and sustainability.

But the experience provided by this contemporary artist goes further. His work is surrounded by an enigma adopted in his creative titles, by ensuring that the processed material is not identified by the observer, who must be surprised when informed about the secret. The title should cause curiosity and suggest a narrative that will be imagined from the acceptance of the object. Thus, in canvas and sculptures, “Extraordinary Stories”, told through “Three-dimensional Conversations”, contaminates a “Personal Mythology” of this Paracelsus of Brazilian art.