View of “Gonçalo Sena,” 2017. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

View of “Gonçalo Sena,” 2017. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

Gonçalo Sena

Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon

View of “Gonçalo Sena,” 2017. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

The work of Berlin-based Portuguese artist Gonçalo Sena oscillates between the perceived borders of sculpture, architecture, installation, and object-based practice: gray areas that create a fertile field for the interplay of colliding matter and crashing form. With a strong architectural sensibility, Sena erects what can best be described as a conceptual ecosystem, within which his works are brought to life and act out their material characteristics. This long-awaited solo exhibition at Galeria Quadrado Azul created such an environment, uniting a wide array of seemingly distinct works, which after closer inspection revealed a shared and immersive world of their own, frequently touching on the space between the natural and the artificial.

Constructed as a series of small scenarios, compositions, conversation pieces, and sculptures involving a range of materials, “Walls and Torsos”

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