Almada, Portugal

Pedro Calapez

Casa da Cerca - Centro de Arte Contemporânea

Branca e neutra claridade” (White and Neutral Clarity), the latest exhibition of the work of Lisbon-based artist Pedro Calapez, focuses on the artist’s production since 1999. The show centers on drawings, such as the series “Desenhos contínuos” (Continuous Drawings), 1999: Holding two white pastel sticks in the same hand, Calapez sketched freehand, on dark paper, an immense forest evoking the legacy of Romanticism. But the exhibition also includes works in other media, above all painting, demonstrating the affinity of the two disciplines in his practice. The video Transparências (Transparencies), 2005, demonstrates how Calapez uses both media, following the interests and problems that have defined his output since the early 1980s. The work is a double projection of still images of landscapes and cities, among other motifs, that constitute the sources from which Calapez develops his

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