28.01.2017 — 04.06.2017

Os Pirómanos

Rui Moreira

José de Guimarães International Centre for the Arts, Portugal

Born in 1971, Rui Moreira has been taking his career down quite an extraordinarily singular path, one that stands out in the panorama of both Portuguese and international contemporary art. Rui Moreira’s work has focused almost exclusively on drawing and constitutes a field of political and poetic reflecion on the human condition.

This exhibition, conceived in paternship with EGEAC, represents the artist’s most broad-reaching undertaking ever put on display in Portugal, one in which we can see significant number of large-scale drawings whose intense and meticulous execution are testament to the painstaking work done over months and months, as if incorporating ordinary time and historical time. Cinema, poetry, and allusions to other artists from other times (some unknown) are the constant references in works which sublimely bring together geometric figures, the proliferation of form-symbols, and the human form.

Supported and promoted by the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery, since 2008, his work is since then represented in various international collections such as those of MUDAM (Luxembourg), the Société Générale (Paris), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) and the Luso-American Development Foundation (Lisbon) and has been selected by Philippe Starck for the Prix Canson in 2010.

José de Guimarães International Centre for the Arts

Plataforma das Artes
Av. Conde Margaride, 175
4810-525 Guimarães – Portugal
T + 351 253 474 715

www.ciajg.pt

opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday
From 10 am to 7 pm

Rui Moreira, I am a Lost Giant in a Burnt Forest, 2010
Gouache and gel pen on paper
98,4 × 125,2 in
Photograph by Miguel Angelo Guerreiro
Rui Moreira, Big Black I, 2013
Archive pen and India ink on paper
84,7 × 55,1 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Telepath I, 2013
Gouache and gel pen on paper
84,7 × 55,1 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Black Star II, 2014
Gouache on paper
34,7 × 34,7 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Telepath III, 2015
Gouache, gel pen, India ink and pencil on paper
84,6 × 55,1 in
Photograph by L. Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Head On II, 2016
Gouache and India ink on paper
16,5 × 11,6 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas
Rui Moreira, Head Off, 2016
Collage, gouache and India ink on paper
16,5 × 11,6 in
Photograph by Laura Castro Caldas