Monica Piloni‘s contemporary art uses figurative shapes to discuss issues such as sexuality/repression and appearance/alienation, creating a new version of characters/objects commonly used in art history or in the advertisement market, and that have become symbols of the banal and classic.
Piloni was born in 1978 in Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. She is a Brazilian artist that creates works of horror and distortion, as her bizarre artworks have the realism of real objects and the surrealism of an artistic mind.
Monica Piloni is helping us have more creative nightmares. Her sculptures of dolls, horses, ballerinas, and contortionists are drawn from their common places and displaced in antagonistic combinations. “The artwork also carries certain morbidity, mixed with slight clichs from the erotic iconography, including many symbols and a miscellany of styles carried by our subconsciousness. These styles and symbols are what we ultimately give back to the environment either in a concrete existence or abstract essence.”
The volume is almost always located on the upper part of the sculptures, increasing the spatial tension. Some allow new rearrangements or disarrangements and repetition raises questionings about the infinite and the monotony of the macrocosmic and microcosmic points of view.
These styles and symbols are what we ultimately give back to the environment either in a concrete existence or abstract essence.
Some of her sculptures are faceless, to whisper that we are on fire, but that we need to breathe. “We are on fire”. says Monica.