Jorge Queiroz and Arshile Gorky. To Go To is an imagined encounter between two artists from different times, places and artistic worlds, but with a great deal in common.
Jorge Queiroz (Lisbon, 1966), is the creator of one of the most fascinating artistic universes in the current Portuguese art scene, and Arshile Gorky (Khorkom, Armenia, c. 1904 – Sherman, Connecticut, 1948), is regarded as the ‘father’ of post-war American abstract expressionism and a key figure in western art during the first half of the 20th century. Gorky’s first solo exhibition in Europe was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Modern Art Centre in 1984. Works by both painters feature in the CAM Collection.
Powerful imagery punctuated by strong, vibrant colours and a dominant abstraction evoke memories and narratives expressed in indistinct and unreal ways in the works of both artists.
Drawings and paintings by Gorky and Queiroz are included in this exhibition presented as an installation. The works have their own life, but breathe the same air.
Curator: Ana Vasconcelos