António Faria at the Côa Museum, a partnership with the National Museum of Contemporary Art
From 6th of June until 31st of June, the Côa Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – MNAC), promotes the exhibition by the artist António Faria, Drawing, the force that born from silence ( “O Desenho, a força que nasce do silencio”), curated by Emilia Ferreira, directress of MNAC.
In the large temporary exhibition rooms in Côa Museum, the artist António Faria presents a series of recent works on paper. The generous scale of the space allows the exhibition of works of large formats, which involve us completely and which seem almost capable of, as the artist says, “swallowing a person”. However, we should not worry. The sensation that we experience in the encounter with these drawings is not threatening, but benevolent.
António Faria (Lisbon, 1966) started early to project the force of the wind, movement and action into images. Some of his works, which are modular composition, are made in parts, but constitute a single drawing, a single idea. The totality perception only happens when they are exposed together, giving the idea of a broad, immersive record.
In these landscapes, the artist explores the melancholy and feeling of a closed space, using Nature to represent it in a purely emotional way, we feel ourselves diving into the forest. The space of the work confused with our imagination. Let yourself be lost among the foliage.
You will see that you do not regret.