António Neves Nobre e Rita Ferreira
Whatever is profound loves masks

Curated by Ana Cristina Cachola

Rita Ferreira, Anel | Joelheira (left) e Leite de Cabra | Pétala (right), 2017, oil on paper on brass structure, 215 x 181 x 36 cm (each). (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Anel | Joelheira (left) e Leite de Cabra | Pétala (right), 2017, oil on paper on brass structure, 215 x 181 x 36 cm (each). (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Leite de Cabra | Pétala, 2017, oil on paper on brass structure, 215 x 181 x 36 cm (each). (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Leite de Cabra | Pétala, 2017, oil on paper on brass structure, 215 x 181 x 36 cm (each). (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

António Neves Nobre, (from left to right) Untitled, 2017, oil on cotton fabric, 220 x 267 x 135 cm; Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm & Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

António Neves Nobre, (from left to right) Untitled, 2017, oil on cotton fabric, 220 x 267 x 135 cm; Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm & Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Manga, 2017, oil on paper, 196 x 228. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Manga, 2017, oil on paper, 196 x 228. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Exhibition view. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

António Neves Nobre, (from left to right) Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

António Neves Nobre, (from left to right) Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Queria morrer anonimamente no deserto, 2017, oil on paper, (7x) 54 x 40 x 15 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

Rita Ferreira, Queria morrer anonimamente no deserto, 2017, oil on paper, (7x) 54 x 40 x 15 cm. (photo: Francisco Ferreira)

“Whatever  is profound loves masks” being the tittle of the exhibition, which establishes a dialogue between the works of artists António Neves Nobre and Rita Ferreira at 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon. Curated by Ana Cristina Cachola, the exhibition launches a discussion on the dynamics of representation that pervades image production throughout time.

Here, the pictorial gesture and imagetic creation are exposed as sham, as fraud and as a faking of previous, and subsequent, existing realities. However, all these attributes are shown as essential to the possibility of a new making, or of making something that is new.
Nietzsche’s saying in Beyond Good and Evil – “Whateve  is profound loves masks” – is convoked in the title precisely to question the articulation between creative possibilities and the poetic irrational: the masks that make images real. António Neves Nobre and Rita Ferreira approach this articulation from positions located within the (always expanded) territory of painting. Resorting to subjective strategies, the two artists build up a ritualistic imaginary that recuperates both the celebratory and the sacrificial.

These works were specifically created for this exhibition, which is part of the 10th anniversary programme of Galeria 3+1.

António Neves Nobre (1993) lives and works in Lisbon. Neves Nobre obtained a BA in Painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (University of Lisbon). He was nominated for such awards as Arte Jovem, Prémio Nacional Para alunos de Artes Visuais, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, 2016. Recently, he has presented the solo exhibition Testemunhas, Travessa da Amorosa, Lisbon (2017). He has also participated in the following group shows: 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).

Rita Ferreira (1991) lives and works between Lisbon and Berlin. She obtained a BA in Painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (University of Lisbon). In 2016 she was awarded the grant “Bolsa Jovens Criadores do Centro Nacional da Cultura”. Her first solo exhibition Boca Seca Coluna Húmida, curated by Ana Cristina Cachola, was presented at Galeria Diferença, in Lisbon, in 2017; A coisa está preta, curated by Pipi Colonial (Ana Cristina Cachola, Daniela Agostinho and Joana Mayer), Bregas, Lisbon (2017); Primeira Página, Galeria Módulo, Lisbon; O Papel do desenho. O mundo é a minha imaginação, Galeria Angeles Baños, Badajoz; Finalistas de Pintura, SNBA, Lisbon, 2014; Ninguém diz nada, Quinta da Alagoa, Carcavelos, Lisbon

23.06.17 – 16.09.17
Opening 23.06.17, 19h – 22h

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