Insomnia

Faces without anchors, naked in a place other than theirs

Here, I picture a generation in a limbo, wandering, without knowing which way to go.

I’ve always been interested in faces. They are the principal vehicles for emotions and experiences, as singular identities. I seek to reveal, through them, contained conflicts, blockades, absences, vacuums and interrogations.

Délia de Carvalho

Acrylic on paper |90x90cm | 2014
Private Collection

Acrylic on paper | 130x130cm | 2014
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Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013
Private Collection

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013
Private Collection

There is always something else on someone’s portrait.

Where is the life of an entire generation that promised to be fulfilled, but whose expectations were suddenly denied under the banner of a “crisis”? Portraits of an era, of a particular condition? Or, beyond that, the universal human, the hard distance between what’s promised and fulfilled, between the dreamt and the accomplished? And, in their limbo, do these faces wait or despair? Will Godot come or will it not?

Amadeu Santos, Professor of Arts and Artist
Exhibition Insominia at Centro Cultural da  Câmara dos Deputados, Brasília | 2019

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2012
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Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2012

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013
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Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2012
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Insomnia exhibition montage at Centro Cultural da Câmara dos Deputados at Brasília

Insomnia, then.

And we spectators, if we gaze at theses gazes and at what they gaze at, will we leave unscathed from this place where the faces grow mighty, inquiring? And does one clarify a before and an after in the work of the artist, after these “Insomnia”? So many questions…

Amadeu Santos, Professor of Arts and Artist

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2014
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Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013

Acrylic on paper | 150x150cm | 2013
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Acrylic on paper | 150x130cm | 2014

Acrylic on paper | 140x130cm | 2014
Exhibition Insomnia  at CAAA – Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e da Arquitectura, Guimarães | 2014
Exhibition Frágil Colmeia at Capela Santa Catarina, Sardoal | 2016
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