Those small books are an in-progress-inventory of the series produced by Portuguese artist Julião Sarmento (Lisbon, 1948) since early nineties. Volume 1 collects the series created on 1990-1992: Dias de Escuro e de Luz, Emma, O Rostro das Palavras, Pina, New York and O Percurso do Sol. Volume 2 reproduces an unique body of works he made by using text to build the paintings.This series -What Makes A Writer Great- was produced on 2000-2001 as an ironic essay on the matter: ''I function almost as a writer, not in the classic sense, but simply in the sense of writing with images." Volume 3 collets the series the artist worked in on 1992-1994: Amazonas, Plateau, Cerco, Beja, Regine and The Awful Shapes of the Trees. Sarmento has exhibited extensively over the years through Europe and America, with recent solo shows at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Washington D.C.; Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid; and the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. In 1997 he represented Portugal in the Venice Biennale.

Julião Sarmento. Series. Vol. III

Alexandre Melo
64pp./ 96il./ 28.5 x 22 cm./ Paperback with flaps

9788434312272  Castellano