António Neves Nobre
O vento mal bulia
3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to announce O vento mal bulia, the first solo show by António Neves Nobre at the gallery.
For this exhibition, the artist will present a new set of oil paintings — a culmination of several alternative painting techniques. Neves Nobre’s artworks are the result of a process focused on revealing/concealing layers of paint and colour, through various types of marking tools. The light, or in this case its veiling, plays a major role in defining the subject of the paintings. 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.
The title itself, O vento mal bulia (The wind hardly stirred), points to an atmospherically charged imagery. The scene is sombre, almost apocalyptical, where we are confronted with flesh-like matter, flares and tempestuous nebulae. The materiality of the paintings recalls a sort of skin that envelops and absorbs us. The artist tries to emulate the unsettling moment of suspension just before the storm, when the perception of our own bodies is heightened, and we become exposed.
António Neves Nobre (1993, Lisbon) lives and Works in Lisbon. 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. He recently presented the solo exhibition Testemunhas, Travessa da Amorosa, Lisbon (2017). He has also participated in the following group shows: 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 prfundo 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 artist-run space, Uppercut, in Lisbon. His work has been included in Colecção António Cachola, Portugal, and private collections in Portugal and Mexico.
28.06.19 – 14.09.19
Opening 28.06.19, 19h – 22h