Gabriel Ribeiro’s practice frequently explores the possibility for dialogue between video, photography and sculpture, while embracing frictions that erupt in their articulation. Through these mediums, he has been concerned with a kind of liminal tension present in ambiguous states where meaning can be sustained, dissolved, or created anew. This speculative approach is activated by a series of devices that summon a certain obscurity from the material world, capable of producing unintelligible effects, often classified a monstrous.
Silicones, agar-agar, wax and petroleum jelly are key substances that act both as signifiers and performers of this capacity to transform, decay or develop. By embracing speculation his practice refuses to outline a definitive solution to particular interrogations. Instead, it lays out a series of propositions that seek to gape at, critique and re-imagine humanity’s relation to wordly matter and the designated supernatural.