Opening | 20th May | 4 pm
Since the beginning of his artistic career in the mid-1990s, Pedro
Tropa's creative work has favoured themes immanent to the experience and
perception of landscape. The experience of concrete or archetypical places (for
their poetic or symbolic resonances, like the mountain, the lagoon, the
island), the sensations of the body in face of certain topographic and
meteorological conditions, or simply the dynamics that the gaze incorporates
before certain territories, have been insistently reconfigured by the artist
through the testimonial observation provided by photography or through a
drawing practice, developed in the atelier space, that articulates the
specificities of this creative process with the memory of places.
In recent years, Pedro Tropa's work has extended to other means of expression, such as sculpture, poetry and sound. In this context, it is worth highlighting the use of sound, conceived not only as a medium, but fundamentally as a vast area of subjects, ideas and images, through which the artist devises countless and fruitful aesthetic and speculative combinations between different media and the themes of the landscape. Itinerary and Transmission presents for the first time a vast set of drawings and objects around the experience of sound.
The exhibition ends on july 29th.