São Paulo, Brazil, 1926.
Cotia, Brazil, 2017
Since the 1960’s, Amelia Toledo has superimposed natural and industrial elements on sculptures and installations that seek to bring the observer both personal experiences and thoughts on the relationships between object and landscape. For such, mirrored surfaces, rocks and minerals are often chosen to create reflexes, resonances and to enhance the sensorial impact of the materials used.
Throughout her research, it was this experimental approach to materials that drove Amelia’s career. In addition to three-dimensional objects, such an approach was also employed in watercolors and oil paintings.
Amelia Toledo’s work is present in the collections of important institutions such as: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Pinacoteca do Estado (Sao Paulo), Sao Paulo Art Museum (Sao Paulo), Museum of Contemporary Art / USP (Sao Paulo) and Museum of Contemporary Art - Dragão do Mar Center (Fortaleza).