Pilar Corrias

Julião Sarmento

Julião Sarmento

Julião Sarmento

Fourth Easy Piece
Julião Sarmento
2014
Painted wall, 3D printing sculpture, ABS resin and 10 murals Dimensions variable Installation view: Easy Pairings Fractals Stars, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris & Brussels, February 26 - April 18 2015 Photo: Isabelle Arthuis
Normae
Julião Sarmento
2014
Polyvinyl acetate, pigment, acrylic gesso, water-based enamel and graphite on raw cotton canvas 124 x 120 x 4 cm
Installation view: Julião Sarmento, White Nights
Julião Sarmento
24 November 2012 - 03 March 2013
Courtesy of Fundaçã de Serralves Photo: Filipe Braga
Installation view: Julião Sarmento, White Nights
Julião Sarmento
24 November 2012 - 03 March 2013
Courtesy of Fundaçã de Serralves Photo: Filipe Braga
Installation view: Julião Sarmento, White Nights
Julião Sarmento
24 November 2012 - 03 March 2013
Courtesy of Fundaçã de Serralves Photo: Filipe Braga
Installation view: Julião Sarmento, White Nights
Julião Sarmento
24 November 2012 - 03 March 2013
Courtesy of Fundaçã de Serralves Photo: Filipe Braga
Installation view: Julião Sarmento, White Nights
Julião Sarmento
24 November 2012 - 03 March 2013
Courtesy of Fundaçã de Serralves Photo: Filipe Braga
Bulb white dots
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Polyvinyl acetate, pigments, acrylic, acrylic gesso, ink, graphite and silkscreen print on unprimed cotton canvas 195 x 222.5 x 6 cm
Silver Lake Blue Hands
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Polyvinyl acetate, pigments, acrylic, acrylic gesso, ink, graphite and silkscreen print on unprimed cotton canvas 65 x 63.5 x 4 cm
White Exit
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Painted steel, bronze, stainless steel, wood and glass 84 x 33 x 10 inch
Silver Lake White
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Silkscreen, graphite, acrylic, inkjet print, photocopy, tape, and collage on paper 50.1 x 70.4
Silver Lake Blue
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Silkscreen, graphite, acrylic, inkjet print, photocopy, tape, staples and collage on paper 70.4 x 50.1 cm
Silver Lake Yellow Boob
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Polyvinyl acetate, pigments, acrylic, acrylic gesso, ink, graphite and silkscreen print on unprimed cotton canvas 195 x 195 x 6 cm
Estoril Red Plants
Julião Sarmento
2010/2011
Polyvinyl acetate, pigments, acrylic, acrylic gesso, ink, graphite and silkscreen print on unprimed cotton canvas 195 x 185 x 6 cm
Jolie Valse
Julião Sarmento
2007
Video Digital Betacam PAL 4:3 colour, sound 26’ 40’’
Please Don’t Ever Leave Me
Julião Sarmento
2006
Polyvinyl acetate, pigments, silkscreen print, acrylic and graphite on raw cotton canvas 122 cm x 153 cm
Lacan’s Assumption
Julião Sarmento
2003
Video transferred to DVD colour, sound 12’’ 07’’
Untitled
Julião Sarmento
1973/2002
Four black and white photographs mounted on PVC 39.7 x 59.9 cm
GRAÇA V., Lisboa, Junho 1970
Julião Sarmento
1970
Ink jet printing on paper pigment 31 x 23.6 cm

One of the most important artists of his generation, Sarmento has exhibited extensively since the 1970s. Julião Sarmento draws upon themes of memory, sexuality, transgression, morality, and duality. He works across different mediums (painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, performance, and film) to deploy a concise vocabulary of images.

Julião Sarmento (b.1948 in Lisbon) lives and works in Estoril, Portugal. He studied Painting and Architecture at Escola Superior de Belas Artes in Lisbon where he received his MA in 1974. The richness and complexity of Sarmento’s work lies in its system of free-floating signifiers which migrate between works and across the boundaries of medium. The use or recurring motifs such as hand gestures, parts of bodies and architectural floor plans generate a free-play of unsettling associations that refuse to settle into meaning. Significant solo exhibitions include: The Real Thing / La Chose, Même, curated by Ami Barak, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris (2016), Doppelgänger, Laboratório Curadoria #2, Colégio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra (2015), Guest or Host?, CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2015), Easy Pairings Fractals Stars, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels (20015), Julião Sarmento, MAMAC Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (curated by Gilbert Perlein), Nice (2014); Lo Sguardo Selettivo, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna (curated by Danilo Eccher and Riccardo Passoni), Torino (2014); Guest or Host?, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña (2014); MACE Museu de Arte Contemporânes, Elvas (2013); 75 photographs, 35 women, 42 years, Pilar Corrias, London (2013); MACG, Museo de Arte Carrilo Gil, Mexico (2013); White Nights, A Retrospective, Museu Serralves, Porto (2012); CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2012); Julião Sarmento 2000-2011, Es Baluard: Museu d’Art Modern I Contemporani de Palma (2011). Group exhibitions include: PER/FORM. HOW TO DO THINGS WITH[OUT] WORDS, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) (curated by Chantal Pontbriand), Madrid (2014); Super 8, Yerba Buena centre for the Arts, San Francisco (2012); No Place Like – 4 Houses 4 Films, La Biennale di Venezia 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Portuguese Pavillion (2010); Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2009, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Anos 70 Atravessar Fronteiras, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisboa (2009).

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