Erika Verzutti

Erika Verzutti, Tarsila with Orange (Tarsila com Laranja), 2011. Bronze and acrylic paint. Photo by Eduardo Ortega © Erika Verzutti. Tate, Lent by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2019.
  • Erika Verzutti, Tarsila with Orange (Tarsila com Laranja), 2011. Bronze and acrylic paint. Photo by Eduardo Ortega © Erika Verzutti. Tate, Lent by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2019.

The first solo presentation in a UK museum by the Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti (b.1971, São Paulo) gathers sculptures in bronze, cement and papier mâché from the past 15 years alongside a body of new work and a site-specific commission. Known for their sensuality of form, tactility of materials and anthropophagic approach to references, Verzutti’s sculptures push against the Neo-Modernist and conceptual canon of Brazilian art with irreverence and resolve. This survey draws together key examples of her vocabulary of recurring forms, which combine allusions to the natural kingdoms with references from art history.

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