Janaina Mello Landini creates sculptures that seemingly simulate a living active entity that references time. Made from rope and linen they look as if they could they could grow and immerse the space under the crawling branches that attach to the gallery walls over the duration of the display. Her artistic output encompasses her knowledge of architecture, physics, mathematics and her observations about time, all these elements weaving together her worldview. Her work transits between different scales – from the object to public spaces.
The works in the exhibition from the series Ciclotrama hang suspended from the ceiling cascading down from an intricate web of branch-like strands. This work simulates nature’s organic shapes with linen producing a sculpture that reflects the fleeting state of our environment and our relationship to it. Having the pieces floating from the ceiling enables the visitor to experience the works as they would in nature, navigating their way around it.
Janaina Mello Landini (b. 1974, São Gotardo, Brazil) graduated in Architecture in 1999 and studied Fine Arts from 2004 to 2007, both in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. She has shown her work in exhibitions and shows in São Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Belem, Paraty, Italy, France, and England among other places. She is represented by the Zipper Gallery.