Vera Cortês Gallery is pleased to present ‘Intrínseco’, a solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, in Lisbon.
Opening reception: 01 February, 2018 – 10pm
Exhibition: 02 February – 17 March 2018
Tuesday to Friday – 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm / 2pm to 7pm
From the press release:
Intrínseco is a reflection in the form of a large-scale installation that takes up the space of the gallery with a set of pieces produced in flexible and transparent PVC sheets suspended from the ceiling, which configure an interactive representation that enables the viewer to wander among the various scenographic components that constitute it.
The thematic ensemble displayed here is the result of a gathering of portraits and visual elements from various locations around the world where the artist has worked, creating in turn a dialogue of similarities and contrasts that works by juxtaposition and superimposition and which creates a narrative that speaks of connections and disconnections between local specificities and the growing homogenisation of the current world.
As the artist himself states:
“Intrínseco is a reflection on our surface. That which is opaque and that which is transparent. What allows us to see and what allows us to absorb or be absorbed. The constant flow of influences in this day and age, in which none of the things that form us, makes us be. The emptiness of what constitutes us and forms us. The reflection of a global world that gives us so much yet in the end makes us transparent and leaves us confused. The accumulation of layers that try to form us ends up deforming us. From collectivism to individualism. Of the visceral and its relativity. Of what we renounce in the name of our comfort.”