Guinea Bissau, 1966


In the works by Nú Barreto exhibited here, the collage process helps to more quickly think and register discontinuities and asymmetries of images that report today’s societies, as well as construct works with a certain poor character, simultaneously pop and contemporary, that interest the artist in his search for expression. Pieces of paper, printed photographs, various clippings and reused cards constitute pieces of a kind of writing, also composed of figures drawn in an expeditious manner and handwritten words or short phrases.
It is, basically, a hybrid and visual calligraphy that refers to the theatricality of gestures and resistances that go through different interracial spaces, especially urban ones, with inequalities and stereotypes.