Luis NobreStatement My work explores the possibility of the drawing as a representation medium but also as a way to feel a deep overlapping of layers, this vibrations are allows us to feel and developed the tensions of the work. Its trough a chronologic and global line that figures can articulate fissures between times ( epochs/ambients ) and aesthetic categories. Artificially meld nature, drawing and history into objects that question different genres of drawing and its utilisation as a sociological and historic memento of nature. Within these 'cinematographic travellings and geographic narratives' I question ideas of nature, survival and the ‘implications of the empty space’ between the originally observed subject and it’s drawn and displayed rendition. My resource investigates ideas of nature and symbolism. Using materials and display I explore ideas of the public and private exposition of objects and drawings and the relationship between humanity and nature. My work connects the private act of drawing, based on form and effect, with the process of the individual and collective memorization of the world. Drawing can happen everywhere and in a large spectrum of objects and surfaces dealing with all kinds of different atmospheres, mixing privacy with the public. Dealing with questions in different forms, materials and ways of exposing, pertaining to the contemplation of something remembered but not crystallised.
Artist Bio / CV
LUIS NOBRE Born 1971 in Lisbon, PortugalLicentiate in Fine Arts , Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. SOLO SHOWS 2008-Hold It!, Location 1 (project room)2007- Paralelo 36, VPF-Cream Art Gallery, Lisbon Backside, Borderline Agency, Custom Post, Mondorff. Luxemburg/France 2006- Permanent Marker, Casa do Pelourinho, Obidos. Portugal2005- Plan B, Lagar de Azeite, Oeiras Town Hall , Portugal Random Border, Leigh Woods. Bristol, U.K.2004- Through the Distance Between Us, Lisbon City Museum2003- The Invisible Frontier, Atelier / Museum António Duarte, Caldas da Rainha. Portugal2002- 350º ( Around ),G.L. Box, Oporto , Portugal.1998- Between Heaven and Hell, ,National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon. Portugal. .1997- Sub.863-874, José Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. GROUP SHOWS ( Selection) 2008- -What Goes Up Must Come Down, Madam Lillies, London U.K.2007- Cut & Past, Pelloton Gallery, Sidney, Australia Disco Baroque, University of Technology, Sidney, Australia 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece The uninterrupted Line, The Basement, Vienna, Austria Image Simulacrum, Psychiatric Hospital. Lisbon. Portugal 2006- Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbon, Portugal V Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gyumri, Armenia Earth Lab, Agronomy Institute, Lisbon Year of the Dog, Ale & Porter- Arts, Bradford, U.K. Ohhh! Naturel. Madam Lillies, London, U.K. Lunatic House, Lisbon City Museum 2005- Blue Screen, The Cube, Bristol. U.K. E=mc2, Cience Museum, Coimbra. Portugal Social Contract, Bordalo Pinheiro Museum, Lisbon Portugal 2004- Oh Dear! , Z.D.B. Gallery, Lisbon 2001 - From other Spaces, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal. - Free Ingress, Establishing a scenario, Germinations 13,Budapeste Gallery, Hungary.2000 - Sister Spaces, Southern Exposure, S. Francisco, U.S.A.1998- Art Attack, Z.D.B. Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal1996- Seven Artists at the tenth Month, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Portugal. RESIDENSES \ WORKSHOPS: Location 1, New York, U.S.A.Establishing a Scenario, Germinations Europe, Budapest, Hungary. Spike Island, Bristol. U.KHweilan International Artists Workshop, Taiwan