HATCH, Paris

Élle de Bernardini

HATCH is pleased to present a solo presentation of the Brazilian artist, Élle de Bernardini.

 

In 2018, Brazilian transgender artist Élle de Bernardini devised five codes questioning the binary limits imposed socially on what is instituted as male and female. Her visual compositions allude to body parts, especially erogenous zones (such as breasts, vaginas, anus, etc..), recombined in an abstract way. Based on the theory of the philosopher Paul Preciado’s concepts, the artist has since delved into plastic exploration codifying these five codes in various combinaison, overlays and repetitions across her paintings and sculptures. Through the vibrant and sensual nature of her works in fabrics and leathers, Bernardini’ presentations spurs a series of questions on the conventional notions of human bodies beyond the binary gender norms, advocating for a now societal model named « Countersexual », on devoid of gender.

 

For Art-o-rama, the artist lends continuity to her series Formas Contrassexuais [Countersexual Forms]. She deepens her investigation into color-pigment and the balanced interplay between contrasts and superpositions of organic shapes creating three-dimensional canvases. Seen individually or as a group, the works in this series weave a dynamic, living movement, like a cellular system undergoing constant metamorphosis.

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Élle de Bernardini

Question of time #7 (2021)
From series ‘Contrasexual forms’
Dyed cattle leather, vinyl and nail on canvas
40 x 20 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo © Estudio em Obra

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Élle de Bernardini

Anomalia #1, from the series 'Contrasexual forms’ (2023)
Felt, pin, and nail on canvas
60 x 30 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo © Estudio em Obra

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Élle de Bernardini

Anomalia 0, from the series 'Countersexual Forms' (2013)
Acrylic, silver leaves, felt, pin and nail on canvas
100 x 180 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo © Estudio em Obra

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Ellé de Bernardini

A Bailarina #2, from the series “Moles” (2022)
Nylon, sand, faux fur, cattle leather, pearls, thread and iron
200 x 80 x 70 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo © Estudio em Obra

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