André Gomes, Horizonte interno, da série Per Umbras, 2009, Lambda print, 261 x 444 cm. Ed. 3 + 1 AP.
Image is Courtesy of Baginski, Galeria / Projectos and artists.
This year, André Gomes presents his second solo show at Baginski, Galeria / Projectos.
In Miroirs the artists presents some of his most recent creations that are now presented to the public for the first time. André Gomes puts us before several photographic works functioning in sequences. Thus, one of the panels will occupy almost entirely one of the gallery walls.
With these three workgroups the artist gives continuation to his ongoing investigation and artistic development, as seen in other exhibitions like Macha (curated by João Silvério) or Era na velha casa… (curated by João Pinharanda). The artist confronts the viewer with a game of colors and light, as if he was an (abstract) story teller. (Space 53)
André Gomes (1951) was born in Lisbon and continues to live and work in the Portuguese capital. André Gomes began his career 30 years ago, in the 70s of the 20th Century. Before working in fine arts, he had several experiences in cinema and theatre. His work develops always on the base of photography, using amplified Polaroids. His interest in the forms and their meaning are explored by the artist. In 2008, he presents the solo show "It was in the old house…" at the Museum of Electricity, EDP Foundation, Lisbon. A recent solo show was "Macha" (2007), and has been shown at the City Theatre of Almada and in a new version at the CAV - Centre of Visual Arts in Coimbra. With this work series, André Gomes has been nominated for the BES PHOTO Award 2008, with a jury composed of Miguel von Hafe Perez, Delfim Sardo and Nuno Cera. Another series of works, "Lumen" (2006) was presented at the National Museum Soares dos Reis in Oporto, and at the National Museum of Antique Art in Lisbon.
André Gomes is represented in several important Portuguese collections, as in the one of the bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the collection of the Modern Art Centre of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Serralves Collection, the Contemporary Art Museum of Elvas, and the P.L.M.J Foundation, among others.