Outset Professionals

Alexandre da Cunha‘Red Fountain’, 2009

Alexandre da Cunha’s large-scale sculptures improvise on the concept of the readymade by reusing everyday objects: job lots from pound shops, surplus fabrics and recycled goods, reflecting on their specific histories and aesthetics. Da Cunha often incorporates plinths or pedestals into pieces, examining classical ideas of presentation and the relationship to where the piece begins or ends. In recent work he has collaborated with crafts people such as wool spinners and dyers, transforming materials from their humble beginnings into spectacular objects.

‘Red Fountain’ formed part of a solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, following an Outset-supported residency and was donated to the Arts Council Collection, UK.