A Montanha presents Vitrine, an exhibition by Jorge Santos with five elements – a curtain, a
folding screen, a painting and a video -, which, all together form an installation.
As in previous works, Santos is attracted by and selects a thematic form, which he then
explores, developing variations around it. This time the form is the grid of a shop window,
which serves as protection and security, but also allows one to see the inside of the space
it protects, but in a conditioned way, hiding parts. However, Santos’s interest is not only in
the form itself, but also in the shapes created by the light – natural and artificial – shining
through the grid, into this ‘protected’ space.
The artist invites us to enter the space from which we were initially excluded, in an act of
seduction, creating a relationship that is pictorial and two-dimensional, in which we are
observers, or more physical and sculptural, in which we can be involved.
Therefore, the window acts as intersection and interstice, it separates and joins, between
the inside and the outside. This encounter generates a third space, third because it is not
only an interior, but an interior conditioned by external light, and by the forms affecting it.
by Jorge Santos
The exhibition 'A Linguagem das Plantas' opens on January 30 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).until March 6, at the Giefarte Gallery.
In A Linguagem das Plantas, the artist Jorge Santos presents several series of paintings, as if they were "standard modules", provoking minimal and repetitive chromatic games. In space, works multiply in rhythm and pure color, in an analogy to the simplicity of oriental painting patterns. In this project, the artist perceives the language as a form and color, presenting in delicate lines the plants, whose compositions are determined by a "painting with scissors", in a dichotomy between flat and uniform colors, staging the movement and the lightness that flows . This privileged vision of the Plant puts the viewer in other conceptual aesthetic experiences, namely, the Belo and the poetic language of the work of art
DATES | January 30th through March 6th
HOURS | Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm
MORADA | Giefarte - Rua da Arrábida, 54 B-C, Lisbon
CONTACT US | (+351) 213 857 731 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE | www.giefarte.pt
ENTRY | Free
Flat Image responds to the need for reduction in scale during increasingly unaffordable times. The works selected reflect on larger reality by making it into a two-dimensional image, bringing vast spaces into the confines of a small gallery perimeter. Artists Olivia Bax, Nicky Coutts, Theodore Ereira-Guyer, Sam Llewellyn-Jones, Felippe Moraes, and Jorge Santos are set in a prolific dialogue and in close proximity to each other. In the exhibition reduction is considered not only as the timeless effort to approximate reality through the limits of representation, but also as a practical and unpredictable solution to the problem of living expenses. Can a small space allow for a greater concentration of dialogue when artists come together? How does the flat image expand the confines of spacial and temporal scale? The show is a prompt to see the artworks as copies of interpretations of reality. What is gained when this information is shared and travels through the visitors?
Flat Image includes painting, sculpture, print and photography. It considers the potential of reduction of scale and space in the present constraints.
Flat image presents the works of six artists Olivia Bax, Nicky Coutts, Theodore Ereira-Guyer, Sam Llewellyn-Jones, Felippe Moraes, Jorge Santos. It is curated by Giulia Damiani and Theodore Ereira-Guyer.