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Cut-up barcodes, words, nametags, parcel tape, packaging materials and band aids: these are some of the materials Brazilian artist Marcelo de Melo has worked with in his series ‘Bag Tag Loop’.

Closely related to de Melo’s previous work in mosaic, what we see here are playful, seemingly naïve collages, with repeated and combined patterns, shapes and colors.

‘Bag Tag Loop’ works on multiple, contesting levels: as playful collage, as invitations to think beyond the materials’ parameters, but also, and not in the least, to ponder the vulnerability of each and every lived human life.

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About the Author

Marcelo de Melo
MarcMcMelo Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I am a Brazilian artist currently living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Publish Date  November 22, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  40 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art

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