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DAVID GONÇALVES

Portugal 1987

Moving around from side to side.
By need and will of trying out, of searching, looking​: To go.
​Settling here, working there, creating​. ​
I´m a nomad who is always taking decisions due to the impossibility of transporting everything​, focusing on the essential for each ​moment. ​​T​he things are light, movable and with the possibility to transform in​to​ others​, to​ multiply.
On blank pages lines are made by the folding of the paper using only the hands and nails. Paper ​folding paper that opens and closes itself, obeying to grids and exploring the division and sub division of different arrangements.
Other sheets are teared apart, taking their own way.
Front and back.
By folding I bring ​forth what​'​s in the back ​ in
to the front, questioning about the bi-dimensionality of the material - the paper - and discover what ​it​ has. I have this attention​,​ therefore I communicate it.
The back of the sheet is also a page,.​ it also belongs. ​It´s a whole.
My thinking is close to the things that deal with space and time, ​and consequently​ its
relation to Man.
I am a Man, and as a human that travels in different speeds, I am aware of the change of rhythms, cycles, of all the lines of time itself in space.
Whil​st​ creating I concentrate on this​;​
I concentrate on me​.​ O​n the lines, the cycles​, ​the
rhythms inside and outside of me.



David Gonçalves at glogauair.net:
Mineral / Vegetal / Animal // Showcase Project
OPEN STUDIOS March 2017
Meet the artist - David Gonçalves // Interview

More at davidgoncalves.com




Book of obstacles (red)
Paper and graphite Opened aprox. 26 x 42 x 20 cm 2015




Book of obstacles (teared)
Paper Opened aprox. 15 x 24 x 12 cm 2014


David Gonçalves: Book of obstacles (yellow), detail

Book of obstacles (yellow), detail
Paper and graphite Opened aprox. 26 x 42 x 20 cm 2015

David Gonçalves: Book of obstacles (red), detail

Book of obstacles (red), detail
Paper and graphite Opened aprox. 26 x 42 x 20 cm 2015


David Gonçalves: Book of obstacles (dirty), detail

Book of obstacles (dirty), detail
Paper and graphite Opened aprox. 15 x 24 x 12 cm 2014

David Gonçalves: Book of obstacles (teared), detail

Book of obstacles (teared), detail
Paper Opened aprox. 15 x 24 x 12 cm 2014


David Gonçalves: Untitled

Untitled
Graphite on paper 160 x 130 cm 2014

David Gonçalves: Untitled

Untitled
Graphite on paper 90 x 70 cm 2015



Vita

Education

BA, Fine Arts, ARCO, Lisbon, 2010 / 2013
Life Drawing short course, Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, 2010
Mixed Media short course, Central Saint Martin´s School, London, 2010
BA, Digital Arts & Multimedia, ESAD, Porto, 2006 - 2010

Residencies

MArt - Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 / 2015
www.artemart.pt

Solo Shows

2011
Nanicamura, Galeria Projecto, V.N. Cerveira

2008
We have them women, Plano B, Porto
Group shows

2016
Mask, Geddes Gallery, London

2015
Mupi Project, - MArt - Commissioned by Sandro Resende, Lisbon
Vaga Luz, Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon
Dreampire, LX Factory, Lisbon
Mostra, Alvalade, Lisbon
Neste tempo todo, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga
Raizes, Palacio das Artes, Porto

2014
Equinox, GivLowe, Lisbon

2012
The Art Cellar, London

2010
Re-Act, ArtsLab, Porto


Bibliography

https://raizescolab.wordpress.com/ - Publication about the Raizes exhibition in Palacio das Artes, Porto, 2015

DESTRUCTION, # Host und Edeltraut, Berlin, 2011

Prizes

Winner of the Moinho - recycled cotton paper competition, 2012

Private Collections

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon