19 – 22 May 2022
Stand G01 | Cordoaria Nacional, Lisboa
Alexandre Farto aka Vhils
Portuguese visual artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (b. 1987) has developed a unique visual language based on the removal of the surface layers of walls and other media with nonconventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on identity, the relationship of interdependence between people and the surrounding environment, and life in contemporary urban societies, as well as the impact of development, the passage of time, and material transformation.
Exhibition view: Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, Prisma, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, 2022
Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, Atomizer Series #15, 2022. Advertising posters, spray paint, glue, crystal epoxy. 150 x 120 cm. Unique
Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, Instant Series #24, 2016. Acid-etched metal plate. 100 x 70 cm. Unique
Carlos Bunga’s ephemeral structures question our relation with the space but at the same time awaken the fragile and transitory essence of the urban frameworks.
Through the employment of mass-produced materials, Carlos Bunga establishes a dialogue with the existing architectural spaces resulting in ephemeral structures creating a double effect: to rethink our experience in relation with the space itself, as well as arousing the transient and delicate nature of urban structures.
Carlos Bunga. Installation view: Against the Extravagance of Desire, 2022. Palacio de Cristal – Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Carlos Bunga, Before the White Cube #7, 2020. Acrylic on cardboard and latex on wall. 20 x 20 x 4 cm. Unique
Carlos Bunga, Construcción Pictórica Vertical #3, 2021. Plants, latex and glue on void and cardboard. 200 x 150 x 7 cm. Unique
Carlos Bunga, Juxtapositions. A game of 576 pages, 12 figures, 9 colours. Artist book. 2021-2022. Ed.65, signed and numbered.
Juxtapositions. A game of 576 pages, 12 figures and 9 colours, is a limited edition of an artist’s multiple and a book that becomes unique and different as each copy turns into an original artwork. Carlos Bunga proposes the juxtaposition of die cut, bound, white paper sheets, with loose sheets of different colours within a wooden box. The object-book becomes a game of variable geometry and, at the same time, a work of art that transforms each time the spectator, actor or reader, opens and changes the place of the sheets of 9 colours that can be placed between the changing gaps created by the shapes of the 12 geometric figures that appear successively, shifting as we advance in the process of viewing or reading.
Céline Condorelli investigates the perception of the space, in particular what she defines as “support structures”, that are often taken for granted, thus tend to appear almost invisible.
Céline Condorelli, Props (circles), 2020. Powder coated steel tubing, concrete stand, potted Philodendron Scandens. 220 x 90 cm (approx.). Unique
Céline Condorelli, Props (arrow), 2020. Powder coated steel tubing, concrete stand, potted Philodendron Scandens. 220 x 90 cm (approx.). Unique
Céline Condorelli, Props (triangles), 2020. Powder coated steel tubing, concrete stand, potted Philodendron Scandens. 220 x 90 cm (approx.). Unique
Gabriela Albergaria views gardens as elaborated constructs, representational systems and descriptive mechanisms that epitomize a set of fictional beliefs that are employed to represent the natural world.
Gabriela Albergaria, Folha de Ramo de Oliveira colhida na Grecia, 2017/2018. Color pencil on paper (Heritage Woodfree Bookwhite 315gsm), mercerized cotton thread, brass nails. 25,5 x 47,3 cm. Unique
Gabriela Albergaria, Landscape in Repair #17, 2021. Color pencil (Polychromos Faber- Castell) on paper ( Heritage Woodfree Bookwhite 315gsm). 137 x 111 cm. Unique
Gonçalo Barreiros through his sculptures plays with the viewer, challenging the understanding of what is real and what is not.
Gonçalo Barreiros, Untitled, 2022. Painted zincor. 130 x 110 x 12 cm. Unique
Gonçalo Barreiros, Untitled, 2022. Painted zincor. 74 x 52, 5 x 7 cm. Unique
Gonçalo Barreiros, Untitled, 2022. Painted zincor. Unique
João Louro’s works are activated through the engagement of the one who sees and perceive, using cultural references which are both personal and generational.
João Louro, From Left to Right #12, 2021. Acrylic and plexiglass. 180 x 180 cm. Unique
João Louro, Site Scene #15, 2022. Acrylic on Arches 400g paper and plexiglass. 91 x 132 cm. Unique
// Current exhibition at the gallery:
Dentro, Susanne S. D. Themlitz
12 May – 25 June 202
ONLINE VIEWING ROOM
Susanne S. D. Themlitz. Exhibition view: Dentro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022