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View of “Diogo Pimentão,” 2013.

Diogo Pimentão

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View of “Diogo Pimentão,” 2013.

Since the early 2000s, Diogo Pimentão has been obsessively questioning the conventions and possibilities of drawing. Paper and graphite are the raw materials par excellence through which this London-based Portuguese artist explores three major themes: weight, space, and materiality. For him, the experience of looking at a drawing should become a physical encounter with a three-dimensional body. Thus, the title of his recent exhibition “Oblique Gravity” evokes the forces that defy equilibrium and the way in which both objects and people constantly inhabit a space between balance and instability.

“Oblique Gravity” featured a new series of works, “Fascia,” 2013–, born from a strict set of procedures. First, Pimentão fills the total area of a sheet of white paper with water-diluted graphite, which he applies until the paper assumes an opaque, dense, and almost metallic gray-black

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