The work by contemporary Brazilian artist, Valeska Soares navigates the realms of human emotion and experience, ranging from love and intimacy, loss and longing, to memory and language. In her multimedia paintings, sculptures, videos, and sight specific installations, ordinary, everyday objects are transformed to create new and poignant narratives. Initiating her career in Brazil in the late 1980s, Soares’ early work is recognized for engaging the full range of senses, even scent—through the use of flowers and perfumes.
Works from recent decades elicit her mastery of language and text, specifically through the conceptual and physical use of books. Published on the occasion of the artist’s largest survey exhibition to-date, this monograph provides a comprehensive examination of works and installations produced during the artist’s nearly thirty-year oeuvre. Part of the Getty’s noted Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far- reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles (2017-2018). BOOK