Jean-Luc and Takako Richard are very pleased to announce that they represent Gustavo PRADO in the USA and in France. Born in São Paulo in 1981, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn. Although Gustavo PRADO is very engaged in the history of painting, he is mostly devoted to sculpture as he works with the third dimension, with the same ease in small works and large outdoor installations. He employs -off the shelf- materials, which he activates in unconventional ways that enable viewers to recognize their source and the deviation from their intended use. The artist produces locally with materials that he can get in the places he exhibits. Gustavo PRADO investigates cultural and economic assumptions and probe questions of perception, self, and purpose.