[Full text is available in the catalogue Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil. The catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name, presented at the Wexner Center for the Arts from February 1-April 20, 2014 and curated by Jennifer Lange, Bill Horrigan, and Paulo Venancio Filho. A film series, Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, ran from January to April 2014 as a companion to the exhibition and then went on to tour the US throughout 2014. This is an excerpt from the artist entry for Marcius Galan.]

Marcius Galan

An expert in creating physical and mental double (or triple) takes, Marcius Galan (b. 1972, Indianapolis) upends default expectations of how we understand and see the space around us. His precisely crafted sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos awaken perceptual paradoxes that continue to deepen after they've been "solved," encouraging continued examination of the curious objects that he creates. Galan's art seeks to understand how the world works and how we perceive it. In just over a decade, he has built a body of work that explores an illusionism informed by both conceptual underpinnings and a deep engagement with materials—a rare minimalism that is both equally rigorous and playful. His artworks are not just head games, they're also heady games...

[See catalogue for the full text.]

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