ART SKIES
Private View Only
November 2018

Where?
Sky Valet Lisboa
Aeroporto Humberto Delgado, 
Hangar 6, Apron 700, 
1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal

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FLOW

Pedro Calapez

Curadoria de Francisco Lacerda


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In the 50´s a group of artists — Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland or Gene Davis — from Washington D.C, so called Washington Color Painters, began to experiment new techniques that would lead them to form individual, yet related styles in reaction to abstract expressionism. Pedro Calapez works are soaked or stained into often unprimed canvas, paper, steel. Since 80´s, he has been creating new type of abstract works in Portugal, that are asserted in the primacy of colour, and favoured a relatively anonymous touch.
Flow exhibition is a result of artworks that emerged from a state of mind when Pedro Calapez was in a full involvement and enjoyment of his art. Like Washington Color Painters, Pedro Calapez works brings a distortion of space and time with an expressive and psychological use of flat, an intense use of colour and allover, on a repetitive composition. Looking at his art pieces we find ourselves in a sense of serenity, timelessness and intrinsic motivation. The real intense feeling of enjoyment, positive affect and happiness in the long run, stated by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.
This exhibition, in partership with Sy Valet, it is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by the curator. 

Nos anos 50, um grupo de artistas - Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland ou Gene Davis - de Washington D.C, chamado Washington Colour Painters, começou a experimentar novas técnicas que os levariam a formar estilos individuais, ainda que relacionados, em reação ao expressionismo abstrato. As obras de Pedro Calapez são cobertas com manchadas sobre telas, papel e aço. Desde os anos 80,  em Portugal Pedro vem criando novos tipos de obras abstratas em Portugal, que se afirmam pela cor.
A exposição Flow é o resultado de obras de arte que emergiram de um estado de espírito quando Pedro Calapez estava em pleno envolvimento na sua arte. Tal como Washington Color Painters, o trabalho de Pedro Calapez cria uma distorção do espaço e do tempo com um uso expressivo e psicológico, numa composição repetitiva. Olhando para suas peças de arte, nos encontramos serenidade, in-temporalidade e motivação intrínseca. O verdadeiro intenso sentimento de prazer, afeto positivo e felicidade a longo prazo, como afirmava Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.
Esta exposição, em parceria com Sky Valet, é acompanhada por um catálogo ilustrado.

Organização

Participating venues

Sky Valet Portugal

United State Of International Artists

Pedro Calapez Studio


Curadoria

Curator

Francisco Lacerda

 

Textos e Traduções

Texts and Translation

Clara Pinto-Correia


Produção, Suporte Técnico, Design Gráfico

Production, Technical Support, Graphic Design

Sky Valet Portugal

United State Of International Artists


© imagens, textos e traduções

© of images, texts and translations

Pedro Calapez

Pedro Calapez was born in Lisbon in 1953. He began taking part in exhibitions in the seventies. He is one of the most important artists in Portugal, same generation of Pedro Cabrita Reis, João Louro. He already exhibited his work in in Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Salpêtriére Chapel, Paris; Chiado Museum, Lisbon; Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, Majorca; MEIAC – Contemporary Art Museum, Badajoz and CAAC – Andalucia Contemporary Art Centre; CGAC – Galicia Contemporary Art Centre, Santiago de Compostela; CAB – Caja Burgos Art Centre; Serralves Museum, Porto; CCB, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon. Pedro took part of the biennials of venice (1986) and s.paulo (1987 and 1991). 
His works can be found in major important collections like European Investment Bank, European Central Bank, Museum of Reina Sofia, Fundación Coca-Cola or Chase Manhattan Bank.

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