GOKULA STOFFEL (Porto Alegre – RS, 1988) lives and works in São Paulo, where he studies plastic arts on a self-taught basis and has the help of free modules in several educational institutions and study groups since 2012. He produces paintings from a sculptural investigation and sculptures with pictorial thinking. Investigates the place of the image in the contemporary world and is interested in behavioral changes generated by boom technology that we are living.
His most recent works are investigations into textile possibilities – braided and woven, the works are created between the pictorial surface and the sculptural volume, incorporating unusual materials such as pieces of clothing, safety nets, measuring tapes and all kinds of rope and twine.
In a recent residency at Pivô Pesquisa, Stoffel has increasingly expanded his vocabulary of materials and supports, incorporating, for example, glass, columns and other architectural elements of the exhibition space. His works have already been shown in exhibitions such as “A Tuft of Hair Attached Strongly to a Cable”, at Epicentro Jardins, in São Paulo, and “Individuation as an Instrument of Abstraction”, at the Kunstverein, in Berlin. Her first solo show was “MADONA ANSIOSA”, held at the Galpão at the Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel gallery, in São Paulo, in 2017.