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Miguel Ângelo Rocha

Galeria Miguel Nabinho

Portuguese artist Miguel Ângelo Rocha combines explorations of basic pictorial and sculptural properties—point, line, plane, volume, and color—with an analysis of the sign value of found objects, merging formal investigation with the legacy of the readymade. Triste (Sad), 2010, for example, consists of a wooden table, on one side of which is attached a marine plywood board, bent and painted yellow, with a plastic bucket on top of it, soiled with cement as if found on some construction site.

Um exemplo daquilo” (An Example of That) brought together eighteen small-scale works to establish a dialogue among themselves, whether through the materials employed and their manipulation or the references they evoke—the latter is the case with marine plywood, which Rocha often uses for its aesthetic and technical qualities. Thus the red of De (infra-mince), 2008, a piece that consists of geometric

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