Cruzes Canhoto presents the fifth edition of “Desvios e Extravios” (Deviations and Misplacements), a collective exhibition of singular art.
On display are works by artists Sátrapa, Martinho, Idalécio, João Fróis, Eme, Isaac and Miguel Pipa.
With very different styles and techniques, they are all self-taught with an extraordinary ability to surprise us with their unusual visions of reality.
Sátrapa appears in late 2013, as an alter ego that arises from a combination of factors that lead him to create the Factoría de Androides, a space where his extraordinary creations are born spontaneously, in a therapeutic exercise of alienation, fiction and fantasy.
Idalécio is an outsider artist, born in 1952, in a small village in Aveiro district. Pop and populist, surreal and tropicalist, he is strongly inspired by the Portuguese folk art, of which he is a great collector.
João Fróis, comes from Lourenço Marques (currently Maputo), where he was born in 1949. The psychedelic and surrealistic drawings, impregnated with African motifs, that make up his work are created on sheets of ordinary notebooks or pieces of cardboard that he finds on the street, using a simple pen.
Martinho was born in 1970, in Ribatejo, but it is in Ovar that he develops his work. Restless and misaligned by nature, he finds comfort for his mental unquietness through his artistic expression. He makes art like catharsis, creating in a compulsive and visceral way.
Isaac was born in Porto, in 1975. His artistic creations, the Judeo-Christian heritage, dualistic and apocalyptic, that strongly marked his childhood and youth, is clearly evident. They are works mostly done in drawing, using thick line pens, on canvas or cardboard, with a naive surrealist expression.