Saskia Moro

It was at sea that I learned

June 11, 2015 - July 19, 2015


In the gallery of the Centro Portuguê strong>an exhibition of monotypes, unique proofs in engraving, by Saskia Moro. The exhibition, which is based on the theme of the sea, has as its title a verse by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, «It was at the Sea that I Learned», whose poetry had a great influence that the artist assumes in this set.

Specializing in engraving, Saskia, who was born in London in 1967, graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid, having created her first engraving studio in 1989. Holder of a scholarship from the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, in 1991 she participated in the XXI São Paulo International Biennial in Brazil. He has exhibited individually since 1995. Shows of painting, engraving and objects, under the sign of time and its metaphors, water and silence. Your work is represented in several museums and institutions in Spain, Holland and Portugal, namely at the Calcografia Nacional in Madrid, at the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, at the Fundação La Caja in Madrid and at theInstituto Cervantes in Lisbon. In 2002 he received theJosé Luis Morales y Martín (X Premio Nacional de Grabado) awarded by the Museo del Grabado Contemporáneo, Marbella and in 2004 it was distinguished by the Associaç ;Madrilena Award of Art Critics, Best Artist of ‘Tentaciones’ at the Estampa event, Madrid.

"Nature, solitude and silence that guide her rhythms have inspired the artist who in 2003 underwent a geometric expression in games of light with stains. In The current exhibition of monotypes on covered paper, explores in a very free way and once again, the poetic spatialism that has become the hallmark of his style. Soft contrasts of colors that awaken resonances of the various elements, transparencies, are associated in this series, with a maritime space. Soulic, dreamlike and cosmic landscaping that the artist's passion for color and mastery in their domain fully reveal. Mastery of color, its light, its fluids and its movements in palpitating jets of gold entangled in the subtle skein of emerald blues, underwater greens, ochres, grays, blood reds and lilacs that seem to spring directly from the intimacy of the substances of an enchanted nature.

Saskia Moro offers us in this recent set of works, images of the sea and light, imbued with sweetness and softness, the expression of an initial cosmic purity , true breath of poetry."

Maria João Fernandes
A.I.C.A. International Association of Art Critics


The exhibition is now open. patent until July 19, 2015 and entry is open. free.


Portuguese Screen Printing Center at CCB
Centro Cultural de Belém, store 7
Praça do Império 1449-003 Lisbon
Tel. 213 162 175   /  Times: every day from 10am to 9pm.

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