Série: Desenhos na areia

José de Guimarães

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  • Screen print
  • Fabriano Tiepolo 290gr Paper
  • Image Size: 20 x 30 cm
  • Total Size: 34 x 43 cm
  • No. of Colors: 8
  • Date: 2021
  • 199 units
  • Ref.: S36193

It was part of theJosé Exhibition ; by Guimarães "Drawings in the Sand" 

José de Guimarães, exponent of contemporary Portuguese painting, is there is He is very much an internationally renowned artist. The whole of his plastic expression is characterized by an aesthetic of fragmentation that has been asserting itself since the beginning of his career.

The artist never stopped reinventing himself and always paid special attention to art. graphic work, giving it a remarkable quality that the series "Drawings in the Sand" documents, reflecting a baseline of contemporary art, since the avant-gardes of the 20th century, inaugurated by Picasso, in Gauguin's mat: the relationship with primitive art.

The drawings in the sand of the Quioco tribes, drawings traced on the ground during conversations, synthetic ideograms of mental and symbolic schemes, are now inducers of José José's imagination. de Guimarães, who has always been interested in African art.

This series, however, reflects, once again, the central poetic and plastic motifs of his work, in this case taken up in terms of very refined signage and marked by a joy and a original exuberance.

According to text by António Fontinha in the catalog of works, these people are related to the Luchazi and Ngangela who live in the Eastern Angola and neighboring areas of the Northwest, Zambia and Congo (Zaire). Antnio Fontinha is son of Mário Fontinha, a researcher who collected in the book Desenhos na Areia dos Quiocos do Nordeste de Angola, a vast set of drawings from these tribes, the contents of which were detailed in the following year. lysis.


Maria João Fernandes

AICA - International Association of Art Critics

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