Sátrapa emerged at the end of 2013 as an alter ego of artistic expression. What started out as an exercise of alienation, fiction and fantasy, quickly evolved into something larger to an unusual level of creation in painting and sculpture.
For those unaware of Sátrapa’s creative process, it is difficult to believe that all his works are the result of actions driven by intuition, where nothing is outlined or preconceived. These are creations of the moment, on impulse, and only later refined and finished with a rigorous elaboration typical of a master.
If the first pictorial experiences, even if somewhat naive, already revealed a concern with the denouncement of the brutal changes that society has been undergoing in recent years, it’s in his most recent works, in acrylic on wood, of larger scale, that these portraits acquire a truly impressive depth of character and psychological density. These are hybrid beings, with unconventional faces and bodies, somewhat androgynous and in constant mutation due to the circumstances in which they are led in their desolate daily life.
21 September 2019 > 13 January 2020 + A Few More Days
Galeria Cruzes Canhoto, Rua Miguel Bombarda, 452, Porto
Tiago Coen / Cruzes Canhoto
Anxo Iglesias / Cruzes Canhoto
Pedro Soares / Cruzes Canhoto