Visions – by Duarte Vitoria
16th November – 2nd December
Curated by Mara Alves
The concept of Duarte Vitória´s work is to make people contact with the most visceral emotions of the human condition. This is achieved by shocking and disturbing the mind´s viewer with human flesh scenarios, to wake up people from dormant states of consciousness and to question their humanity. The works are presented in great scales to intensify the visceral effect.
Exhibiting for a decade, his work has been in a great expansion, manifesting throughout many places in Europe (Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, Venice, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Basel, London) in the North America (New York, Miami and Toronto).
Curator – Mara Alves days “As a Portuguese artist I have been following Duarte Vitória’s work for a long time. His work is very intriguing and powerful! Not only does he have a great technique but his works can translate a powerful speech between the represented figures and the viewers making us reach into the most beautiful but at the same time visceral deepness within. Almost like a self-discovery and analogy from ourselves preserved inside the animalistic brushes captive on the canvasses.”