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Frieze Sculpture 2021: José Pedro Croft

The Regent’s Park, London
14 September – 31 October

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021, 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021
José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021, 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass
620 x 850 x 790 cm
Frieze Sculpture 2021

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“This work is about issues of geometry, how they order the world, creating a nature, other, landscape. A monumental construction, colour panes in fragile balance, and imminent collapse.”
— José Pedro Croft

"José Pedro Croft’s (Porto, 1957) sculpture comes from a work on the memory of collective space, the evocation and criticism of the idea of monument, has been evolving over the last two decades, to create sculptural objects that ponder the relationship between the beholder’s body and the architectural space. His sculptures, whether when they incorporate pre-existing entities of our daily lives (such as tables, chairs, stools or bookshelves), or when they assert themselves as large abstract creations, often for public space, always start from an awareness of the material and its corporeality, as well as the way in which the beholder is physically, corporally and perceptively affected."
— Delfim Sardo

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021 (detail), 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021
José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021 (detail), 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021 (detail)
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass
620 x 850 x 790 cm
Frieze Sculpture 2021

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"The work that Croft conceived for Regent’s Park is a colossal set of six panes of painted iron (four) and glass (two) that articulate as a huge portico through which one can wander. The set of panes painted in white, red, orange, blue and green alternate in matte and glossy surfaces, complexifying the effect of filters and light reflections provided by the glass panes, which are coloured as well.
The set rests on a steel structure, a rail that unifies the assembly and makes it float over the ground, as if its weight were irrelevant when faced with another subject: colour."
— Delfim Sardo

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021, 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021
José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021, 
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass, 
620 x 850 x 790 cm, 
Frieze Sculpture 2021

José Pedro Croft, Untitled, 2021
Galvanized iron, painted iron, glass
620 x 850 x 790 cm
Frieze Sculpture 2021

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Publication on the occasion of Frieze Sculpture., 
Text: Delfim Sardo, 
Translation: Maria Rosário Moura, 
Proofreading: Dália Rodrigues, 
3D images: João Moura, 
Photography: Bruno Lança, Oxana Ianin (cover), 
Graphic Design: João M. Machado, 
Printing: Maiadouro S. A.
Publication on the occasion of Frieze Sculpture., 
Text: Delfim Sardo, 
Translation: Maria Rosário Moura, 
Proofreading: Dália Rodrigues, 
3D images: João Moura, 
Photography: Bruno Lança, Oxana Ianin (cover), 
Graphic Design: João M. Machado, 
Printing: Maiadouro S. A.

Publication on the occasion of Frieze Sculpture.
Text: Delfim Sardo
Translation: Maria Rosário Moura
Proofreading: Dália Rodrigues
3D images: João Moura
Photography: Bruno Lança, Oxana Ianin (cover)
Graphic Design: João M. Machado
Printing: Maiadouro S. A.

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Production: Artworks
Photography: Oxana Ianin

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Frieze London 2021

Booth G04
13 – 17 October

André Romão
Carlos Bunga
Céline Condorelli
José Pedro Croft

For the upcoming edition of Frieze London, Galeria Vera Cortês is delighted to present a project which considers the idea of space, architecture and the bodies within it. Thus, in the booth will be staged a group of “bodies” by André Romão, enclosed by Carlos Bunga, Céline Condorelli and José Pedro Croft architectural and spatial reflections.

The sculptures of Romão - one of the artists participating in this edition of the Liverpool Biennial - are in a continuous metamorphosis, located in a territory where normal interactions between bodies and entities are suspended or blurred, at the border between human and animal and the natural and artificial and questioning notions of economics, eroticism, violence, and appropriation. Through the employment of mass-produced materials, 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. Condorelli’s practice arises from developing possibilities for ways of living and working together. In particular, her practice is concerned with concepts of support, realizing critical models towards exhibitions as well as public spaces. Croft, with whom the gallery applied also for the Sculpture Park, essentially integrates his sculptural practice with the drawings, displayed in the booth, which are unfolding different plans and depths engaging the viewer to rethink about the space.

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