Visual Arts

Do planalto se dobra a montanha

— Exposição de Maria Capelo

21.01 — 23.04.22
Galeria Zé dos Bois

Monday to Saturday
6pm - 10pm

© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes

This exhibition brings together a series of recent paintings, made between 2020 and 2021, now exhibited for the first time at Galeria Zé dos Bois. In Do planalto se dobra a montanha (From the plateau the mountain bends) we find a set of canvases that occupy the space and define a route, creating a body-to-body relationship with the viewer. In these works, Maria Capelo continues to work with landscape, taken in its proper meaning: “a space of land that is encompassed in a glance”. The artist does not hide her relationship with cinema and the influence it has on her work, the exploration of the same plane from different points of view together build a place. In her words:

I start from various points of view of concrete places. Through patient work in the studio, everything is organised and reorganised to make a landscape appear on the canvas, a physical, palpable place. In continuous and irregular movement.

Maria Capelo

Born in Lisbon in 1970, the city where she lives and works. She graduated in Painting from the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa in 1992 and has exhibited regularly since 1996 and is represented in various collections.

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