LOURENÇO DE CASTRO
Lisbon, Portugal, 1972
The process that presides over the execution of these works has a performative and experimental character, in which at start you never know where the arrival will be. From an initial shapeless matter that spills in a disorderly manner with innumerable plastic possibilities, it then evolves towards the assumption of an identity that demands an order and presupposes the return to the heart of the original unit. In a back-and-forth movement that gathers and orders the scattered vestiges that make up the image, the idea of overlap (layers) and genesis (origin) is always present, and in this expansive organic construction process the resulting image is a possible solution for a concrete problem, generated by the circumstances of what happens within the limits of the sheet of paper. The result is a visual organism, a mixture of matter with cultural codes, which ostensibly shows its genealogy.