Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa 07 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Ricardo Pinto Jorge , courtesy of Erdmann Contemporary
Erdmann Contemporary presents a solo exhibition by Ricardo Pinto Jorge
By placing an over-sized hand on the neck of his characters instead of their heads, Ricardo Pinto Jorge created the heands, a neologism adapted to the Heands Up project. Stencil paintings and videos question the hypocrisies and hesitations of our behaviour and language. Original artist on the Mozambican art scene, Ricardo layers his work with visual and cultural references, meaningful idioms, as well as a dose of humour and sarcasm, allowing an interpretive polysemy.
His art engages each of us in an inner dialogue, a reflection on the process engendering our behaviours and attitudes, eventually, a comprehension of our own subjectivity. The artist words summarise beautifully his artistic intention: “Heands Up is a rhythmic dance between intention and realization. It delves into strategies of avoidance, denial and honesty”. Curator – Carine Harmand.
Ricardo Pinto Jorge lives and works in Maputo, Mozambique, this is his first solo exhibition in South Africa. Join him and Cameroonian curator, Carine Harmand at the gallery on Friday 9 September from 11:00 – 13:00 for the launch of their exhibition catalogue.