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Spielerei 27


Dated Titled


25 x 30 x 3 cm
10 x 11.81 x 1.18 in




Drawings & Works on Paper



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4 parts 30 x 25 x 3 cm each.

Photo transfer and pencil on paper on stained wood.

1968 Cariacica, Brazil

1968 born in Cariacica, Brazil 
1988-94 The Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil 
2004-05 Düsseldorf Art Academy 
2012 Artist Residency, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice 
2019 Artist Residency, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice 
2021 Monograph Over the Treetops 


"Creation and destruction, life and death - the drawings of José Gomes move in this field of tension. With clear reference to Brazilian nature and culture, his works on paper sometimes seem like collages that develop a strong pictorial depth. Gomes' research for his drawings also includes the study of drone images of the Brazilian primeval forests, which make it possible to understand exactly how these important habitats are being destroyed. These findings, as well as his study of Brazilian art history and craft, inform Gomes' intricate drawings, in which the figurative is often fractured by abstract elements, telling a story all its own." 
Dr. Carla Cugini 
Managing Director of the Society for Modern Art Museum Ludwig 

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Cologne, Bruesseler Strasse 56

Galerie Biesenbach was founded in 2012 and is run by its owner Stéphane Biesenbach. Biesenbach’s exhibition rooms are located in downtown Cologne’s gallery quarter, on St.-Apern-Strasse 44-46, 50667 Köln. The focus of our work is set on international and contemporary art. We attach importance to achieve a balance between figurative and abstract posi...

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40 x 40 x 2 cm

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