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."

Two Threads - Cotton threads 50 x 56 x 6 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.

Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and threads 45 x 18 x 19 cm
Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and cotton thread 50 x 18 x 10 cm
Untitled - Cotton thread and 1 silk thread 50 x 18 x 10 cm
Untitled - Fabric, acrylic and cotton thread 40 x 25 x 18 cm

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