Diogo Pimentão

Lisbon, 1973

He lives and works in London, studied at Ar.Co, Lisbon and began to exhibit in 2000. In Portugal, his latest solo exhibitions were held at the Galeria Cristina Guerra, at the Museu de arte Contemporânea – Coleção António Cachola and at the Galeria Múrias Centeno in 2014.
Abroad, his two latest exhibitions were Disjunctive at the Galerie Until Then, Paris and Desiquilibrium Displacement, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

His work is featured in collections such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Pomeranz Collection, Vienna, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal Telecom Foundation, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Serralves Foundation, Porto; EDP Foundation, Lisbon; Museu de Arte Contemporânea – Coleção António Cachola, Elvas; Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon; Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, among others.

The practice of drawing, particularly in solid graphite, is the central axis of his work: he conceives it as a form of contact between a material and a support through a repetitive act, sometimes blind or as protocol. His project associates the random to a mastered technique, through tracing and marking of the line or of the outline. The sheet may be folded, sunk into supports, or placed on the floor in order to acquire movement.

Clothes and books may arise periodically, with the status of image and of sculpture, between the emptiness of a body or of an absent voice and the potential of an image or of a concept that animates them. Performance is a form of sharing extensive experience of drawing and its creation, showing how sounds and gestures are integrated.