THINGS I’VE SEEN is a duo show from Catarina Real and Gonçalo Duarte.
The constant imagery that surrounds us, and the overwhelming visual experiences in our daily life, are reflected into the successive imagetic upcycling in art production. Catarina and Gonçalo make use of this flow of images, remixing stolen images from other artists, representations of other artists’ works and visual experiences influenced by their New York experience. This recycling of images and constant daily reflection on them establishes a critical relation between intellectual property and communal sharing.
The two Portuguese artists will be presenting prints, drawings, paintings and books.
Catarina Real (Barcelos, 1992) works in the intersection between artistic practice and theoretical research in the expanded fields of painting, writing and choreography, mostly in long-term collaborative projects that address the question of how we can live better collectively. She is a PhD student at the Center for Humanistic Studies at the University of Minho with a research that crosses art, love and capital. Currently in residence at Residency Unlimited, developing Color Therapy project, a practice applied between color theory, postal art and choreographic intuition. She maintains a commentary practice – in the form of reflection texts, introductory texts to exhibitions, interviews and moderation of conversations – to the works and processes carried out by artists in her generational range, with the intention of contributing to a healthy environment of criticism and collective and communitarian creation.
Gonçalo Duarte (Setúbal, 1990) works mainly with drawing and comics, having published work with Chili com Carne and Kus! among others. He is a screen printer and has printed work by artists such as Alexandre Estrela, Carlos Gaspar and Teresa Arega. He founded Edições da Ruína in 2021, whose editions mostly use screen printing, and has published artists such as Filipa Cordeiro, Miguel Abreu and Rudi Brito. He regularly collaborates with other artists and collectives on publishing projects, art residencies and exhibitions. Among them, recurring collaborations include the ARARA collective, Pedro Nora and Catarina Real.
Edições da Ruína