Sérgio Camargo (1930-1990)
signed 'Camargo' (near edge)
Belgian black marble
31⁄4 x 12 x 31⁄4 in. (8.7 x 30.5 x 8.5 cm.)
Executed in Massa, Italy, 1989.
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Private collection (acquired from the artist's studio).
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This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Raquel Arnaud, dated 12 November 2019, and numbered 15475.
Camargo’s tabletop sculptures distill the profuse, iterative volumes of his reliefs, often isolating single geometric shapes—here, a flattened ovoid of polished black marble. Sliced obliquely, the sculpture generates a subtle chiaroscuro of surfaces that both absorb and reflect light, continuously mediating between the material and the immaterial. Elegantly elongated, the cut-out shape of this work gleams softly, its sloping surface a moving perceptual field of light and shadow.