Leila Bokel

"My work talks about the female experience, with their daily tensions and hopes for a better world. I have been working with several kinds of threads and fabrics which I dye myself. I use watercolors, threads, and fabrics which have been the focus of incredible and endless research."

Strange blue balls - Mixed media 27 x 27 x 19 cm

A remarkable Brazilian artist, Leila Bokel was born in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, where she lives and works today. She graduated from Santa University and is also a professional dancer. Bokel's artistic formation was at the School of Visual Arts, Parque Lage, Rio, Brazil. Since 2006, she had shown in group and solo shows all over the country and abroad. In 2017, Leila became a member of Circle Foundation and began showing at art fairs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

Transparent vase with Assemblage - Mixed media 28 x 21 x 19 cm
Five white rocks - Mixed media 25 x 50 x 45 cm 
Cotton Thread rock - Mixed media 15 x 21 x 18 cm
Broken Hanger - Mixed media 90 x 38 x 20 cm

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