Iuri Kothe - Art Curriculum Vitae

Brazilian Collage Artist and Photographer.

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Born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil (1980), Iuri Kothe is a collage artist and photographer whose recent work in both digital and analog media deconstructs and reassembles architectural forms (especially stairways) to create the illusion of three-dimensional space through a two-dimensional, abstract form.  His work is reminiscent of the Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator, M.C. Escher's in its graphic quality, obsessive attention to creating convincing, if impossible unions of line and plane, and in its frequently enigmatic or paradoxical perspectives.  Kothe's work reflects his professional training in electrical engineering, as his work creates new circuits and flows of energy between otherwise fragmentary and uncommunicative forms.

Kothe's collages have been included in numerous exhibits dedicated to the art of collage around the world, with works appearing most recently in Italy, Germany, Canada and Greece.

Statement of Practice

Kothe likens his process of collage-making to putting together a puzzle, and he aspires to create images that invite the viewer to reverse engineer his work to solve the puzzle alongside him.