António Neves Nobre
3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present todavia [nevertheless], solo exhibition of António Neves Nobre (1993, Lisbon).
António Neves Nobre has been developing his artistic practice in the field of painting and drawing. On canvas or on paper, the artist presents the viewer with the results of processes in which the technical means remain undefined. This technical indefiniteness is one of the axes on which his artistic practice is based. Images are generated from unrecognisable procedures, something that generates, between the work and the viewer, a feeling of strangeness.
In nevertheless, Neves Nobre presents a set of works that combine painting and sculpture. The sensation of different levels of depth in the paintings – different atmospheric densities -, refers to the notion of movement and transformation. The paintings, some of them with incisions and lines, propose a timeline where we can suppose a mutation of states. The sculptures, in turn, point to the same sensation. We are talking about bronze capsules that can potentially store the passage from the liquid to the gaseous state – the atmosphere we see in the paintings.
The paintings become a three-dimensional extension in nevertheless, since the sculptures are part of the same universe as them. Just as the viewer recognizes in the paintings traces potentially inscribed by the body, so the sculptures appeal to this idea. The closed time capsules only opened are put into operation. For that, a body is needed to activate them, just as only in movement – in approach and distance -, we can activate the liquid and gaseous layers in António Neves Nobre’s paintings. Thus, nevertheless, is an exhibition in which the body becomes sensitive to matter and alchemy, proposing that we inhabit this space of transition.
António Neves Nobre (1993, Lisbon) lives and Works in Lisbon. His paintings are the result of a process focused on revealing/concealing layers of paint and colour, through various types of marking tools. Due to its intricate reading, the images are practically severed from figurative representation. Instead, they are preoccupied with the atmospheric quality rendered by the tension between the form and the background. Neves Nobre obtained a BA in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Lisbon). He was nominated for Arte Jovem, Prémio Nacional Para alunos de Artes Visuais, Arte e Pesquisa, 2016. In 2022 he won the New Talent Drawing award, by Drawing Room Lisboa & Viarco. He presented the solo exhibitions: O vento mal bulia, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2019); Testemunhas, Travessa da Amorosa, Lisbon (2017). He has also participated in the following group shows: Quem nos Salva?, curated by Ana Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas (2022); Sleepers Eyes, Buraco, Lisboa (2022); Entre Paredes: futuros, curated by Sara Antónia Matos, Torres Vedras Municipal Gallery, Torres Vedras (2021); Haunted Time, curated by David Revés and Nicolai Sarbib, Casa Capitão, Lisbon (2021); Pintura: Campo de Observação, curated by João Pinharanda, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2021); Dear Image Part II, Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2020); 2012-2020: Obras da Coleção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas (2020); Água, Vinho, Coroa de Flores, Uppercut, Lisbon (2019); Murro no Estômago, Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon (2019); A Guerra como Modo de Ver – Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas (2018); Tudo o que é profundo ama a máscara, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2017); Alguns Desenhos, Rua Actriz Virgínia, Lisbon (2016); Casa Ocupada, Casa da Dona Laura, Lisbon (2016); Finalistas Pintura Belas- Artes 14’15, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon (2016); Arte Jovem, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon (2016); Ciclo Corda Bamba, Casa Ferreira, Lisbon (2016);Cast a Cold Eye, Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais (2015); Ninguém diz Nada, Quinta da Alagoa, Carcavelos (2013); 96 Horas, Espaço Porta 6, Lisbon (2012). Starting 2019, he is co-founder of the independent exhibition space, Uppercut, in Lisbon. His work has been included in Colecção António Cachola, Portugal, and private collections in Portugal, Mexico and Oslo.
20.01.23 → 04.03.23
Opening 20.01.23, 6pm – 9 pm