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Antonio Barros Carvalho Creates Stringed Puppets With Lab Equipment

By: Deborah Kim - Published: • References: danieltemplon and collabcubed
Antonio Barros Carvalho, a Brazilian artist who goes by the name Tunga, combines alchemy and sculptural art with his latest exhibition 'Presolaires,' which is showing at Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris.

The installations are produced using bottles, glass, flasks, stones, iron and other found materials. The structure of the marionettes are usually weaved together using iron containers, steel and other tough materials to hold the body together. The figures are heavily influenced by alchemy, and you can particularly see this with the figure made from scientific flasks. The process of creating art is usually influenced by your past, and this marionette art comes with a combination of Antonio Barros Carvalho's love for alchemy and past experience as an architect.