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Born in Brazil, Tonico Lemos Auad has recently worked in San Paulo and London making installations, drawings and photographs.

His work is motivated by an interest in expressing and reflecting daily experiences, perceptions of things and situation that are not easily noticeable or that vanish under our eyes.

While drawings are at the core of his work, his pieces are often site specific, often changing through time, like his drawings on bananas. His recent project is inspired by love, family and friendship messages found on cheap jewellery, from necklaces saying 'My heart says forever' to bracelets reading 'I love you more today than yesterday but less than tomorrow'. These objects capture audiences imagination and, by playing on expectations, they challenge the value - whether monetary or sentimental - of something which is either or not, lost or found.

Tonico Lemos Auad has recently exhibited in London at the South London Gallery, VTO and Hoxton Distillery.

Recent work
Lost Gold was shown in 6,000 Sq. Ft at Wilmer Place, Stoke Newington 7 Sept 2001. The documentation was shown in this format as part of the Open Studio exhibition at Gasworks.
4 - 7 October 2001.

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Tonico was commissioned by Gasworks to produce a web-based project, the first of its kind to take place at Gasworks.