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Artist Interview: Marepe

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The work of Marepe (Marcos Reis Peixoto) resides in a conceptual border zone between the utilitarian and the poetic, where everyday objects from his environment in Bahia are transformed through artistic intervention. Living and working in this northeastern region of Brazil, an area economically less robust than the metropolitan centers of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Marepe infuses his work with the area’s culturally specific hybrid of African and European traditions.

Marepe was featured in the Walker Art Center’s exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age. For more information about the artist and his work, visit http://latitudes.walkerart.org/artists/index.wac?id=146.