Lisbon, Portugal, 1971
Presented by CARLOS CARVALHO ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA
The use of drawing in Luís Nobre’s works has the purpose of putting in open dialogue meanings that come from figurations, geometries, patterns or other formal elements from different time periods. This strategy is not to simple cataloging forms but articulating and structuring visual thought. Therefore, drawing reconnects ideas and concepts, circumscribes units, enunciates complexities, and describes relationships. The subjectivity that is inherent in the practice of drawing follows a sense that is proper to this artist. He delimits the field of work and decides when the work is completed. In this way, the work of assembling each installation piece is a performative action of the artist in dialogue with the vocabulary of forms that he puts together and the experience of space.