‘I sometimes think that my work is all about gaps. You have a linear routine in your life that carries on, and then suddenly something happens and it breaks the line. I think my work is very much connected with what happens when the line is fractured.’ In her installations, Lucia Nogueira uses everyday objects to which she imparts a sense of malignity and magic. With an eye for the fragmentary and a gift for combining very different materials, in her work she is capable of re-signifying the most anodyne commonplace objects. She plays with the scale of the pieces and the presence of the viewer, who is invited to enter the sculptural space in a very physical way. Her installations are constructed as a sensory exploration of concepts such as tension, weight, vulnerability, stasis, visibility and concealment.

While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.
Karla Black