March, 10 pm
Walls and Torsos is the first solo exhibition from Gonçalo Sena at the Quadrado Azul gallery in Lisbon and it presents new works from the artist such as sculptures, drawings and prints. The two words that compose the title of the exhibition point to the relation between an architectural space's section and a human body's section, explored as fragmented objects, segments of a whole.
The works are composed by structures in epoxy resin and concrete in dialogue with everyday objects, organic materials and printed images casually disposed through the walls of the gallery. Along the gallery's northeast wall, a series of drawings is installed as a structuralist response to the architecture of the space.
Gonçalo Sena' s work explores the relations between scales and materials, in a logic of constant exchange and contamination. Drawing is sculpted layer by layer while object becomes line or angle traced in the space of the blank room. The third dimension can be suppressed or triggered, as it does not only belong to a materiality but also to a way of displaying it.
Gonçalo Sena has participated in the artistic residencies Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012-13), XX CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory, with Tacita Dean, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (2014), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid (2015), die raum, Berlin (2015), Krome Gallery, Berlin (2014), Uma certa falta de coerência, Porto (2014). Sena has participated in group shows at MAAT, Lisbon (2016), Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon (2015), DISTRICT, Berlin (2015), Ar Sólido, Lisbon, Syntax, Lisbon (2014), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Parkour (2012), Spike Island, Bristol (2008). He is co-editor of ATLAS Projects since 2007, between Berlin and Lisbon.