Figura Encarnada - Coxa, 2019

Miami Beach 2019
mdf board, screws and matte acrylic paint
212.0 x 210.0 x 6.0 (cm)
83.5 x 82.7 x 2.4 (inch)
The Incarnated Figure series features red articulated wooden shapes that resemble dolls used in human figure drawing classes. Installed through the space, the figures seem to float or dance. The morphologies of the figures – called ‘Trans-human’ by Chaia -, although referring to the human anatomy, are deformed.
 “Incarnated Figure is a work that refers to the issue of 'Trans-human', as it considers not only the human body, but other bodies existing in nature and mythological bodies. This work is also inspired by the body paintings of the original peoples of Brazil, made as protection against evil spirits and as a form of defense to face the enemy,” says Chaia. In this context, the choice of the red color was fundamental for her, since it concerns the awakening of vitality and the potency of the movements, being the color of fire and blood. Chaia quotes Wassily Kandinsky: “Red evokes strength, momentum, energy, decision, joy, triumph. It sounds like a fanfare where the loud, obstinate, annoying sound of the trumpet dominates”.