Antonio Prates Gallery. Lisbon. December 2007 - January 2008. One man Show.


"Expanding painting" is the title of one of the

paintings in this exhibition and also the title of

the show itself. The paint spreads outwards

from the painting, spilling over its own

boundaries to continue on a second surface.

A painted cube is joined to and rests on an

enormous canvas surface. As the paint flows

across this blank canvas, the tongues of

colour create a second painting, linking the

two superimposed canvasses. What is

interesting here is the display of a painting in

expansion. Without entering into debates

surrounding the theme of different mediums

currently used to present works of art, what

interests me is showing a precise moment of

enquiry. A moment of experimentation on a

journey to investigate the possibilities that

painting continues to offer today.