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
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