Camila Oliveira Fairclough
The work of Camila Oliveira Fairclough refers to the history of abstraction, pop art, the theory of language and the ready-made. In the process of creating her works she appropriates elements of everyday life -words or phrases read or heard, song lyrics, packaging and posters- and transfers them to her subject, reducing them to their essential form. The questions of translation, rewriting and the remake form an integral part of the transposition process that the artist carries out in order to deconstruct the tightness between the figurative and the abstract realms, thus highlighting the dichotomy between what is visible and legible, as well as the associations between meaning, graphics and the sound of words.
She has exhibited at museums and galleries such as Georges Pompidou (Paris), Frac Normandie Rouen (Ruan), Ivry-sur-Seine (Paris), the Dole Museum of Fine Arts (Dole), FRAC Île-de France (Paris), MUDAM (Luxembourg), MACC (Fresnes) and her work is part of collections such as MAMCO (Geneva), FNAC (Paris), FRAC (Délestât, Rennes and Rouen), ENSBA (Paris), Norac Collection (Rennes) and CNAP (Paris), among others. She recently joined the Accélération residency program at the Pompidou center.