A gallery of niches
From the devils of Rosa Ramalho (Barcelos, Portugal) to the Vivian Girls of Henry Darger (Chicago, USA), there is a whole marginal world, full of magic, myth and fantasy, waiting to be discovered.
At Cruzes Canhoto we propose to embark on the adventure of unveiling this fantastic universe, made of unusual colors and shapes, with origins in the deepest and remotest entrails of human nature, with a passionate and sensitive approach, indifferent to the conventions of the art markets.
The pieces exhibited in the gallery are created by people with absolutely unique mental universes, mostly self-taught ones who express themselves intuitively, without commercial pretensions or ambitions of celebrity, not even considering themselves artists.
Unique in its kind in the Iberian Peninsula, it gathers in the same space works of outsider, tribal and popular arts.
IN SEARCH OF THE LOST INNOCENCE
In its most basic and least contaminated form, it is the artistic expression that comes closer to the human essence, impenetrable to rational discourse and accessible only by the sensitive way.
14 January > 07 May 2023
Celebrating the gallery’s seventh anniversary, Cruzes Canhoto presents a collective exhibition with works by seven of its most representative artists.
02 July > 30 November 2022
The fifth edition of “Deviations and Misplacements”, a collective exhibition of singular art.