JOÃO GOMES GAGO
Lisbon, Portugal, 1991
Presented by GALERIA MONUMENTAL
João Gomes Gago’s work is marked by a search for the emancipation of the first motives, through the actions where they are generated. Two possibilities meet face to face, like two antitheses. The origin of these moments described as interior, spiritual and psychic would be the precedent and the secret, linking the known world of perceptible sensory phenomena with the unknown and invisible realm of shadows.
The artist appropriates this environment to place the drawing in a field of metaphysical values. In the group of signs that form part of his spectrum, a kind of nuclear “energy” is evoked. An affinity between birth and death is expressed, although the effects caused by the whole process of conceiving the “stain” are placed in a prevailing register, which inhabits the paper.