Susy Oliveira (Toronto, ON), Concave Head Sculpture (Have Everything and Die), digital prints on archival card and foam core, .95 x .63 x .36 m., Kitchener City Hall. Photo: Gordon Hatt.
Concave Head exploits our eyes' limitations for perceiving depth. The head's concave surface seems to be convex, and as you pass the sculpture the head will appear to follow you through the space. Oliveira's sculptures appear to be virtual models. Photographic prints are mapped onto each facet of an under-structure to render a 3-D image reminiscent of the low-resolution graphics of virtual reality.
Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s preoccupation with controlling and re-producing elements of nature through artificial fabrication. Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material.  Susy Oliveira received her AOCAD in 2000 and her MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2006.  Recent exhibitions include “Your face, like a lone nocturnal garden in Worlds where Suns spin round!”, Khyber ICA, Halifax and at Platform centre for photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg, 2010. Recent group shows include “Bitch Slap,” Thrush Holmes Empire, Toronto, “Paper Cut,” Graphic Design Festival Breda, The Netherlands, “It Looks Different From This Angle,” The Drake Hotel, Toronto and “It's a Disaster!” CFC Media Lab, Code Live Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver, all of 2010.

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