Latex, mirror and dust
7 x 23 x 11 cm
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, (Lisbon, PT)
A serie of latex membranes, casted from abandoned buildings are then pressed on a brick format, like a memory book or a last testimonial of one building that does not exist anymore.
Latex and dust
Artist Collection, (Porto PT)
Architectural bodies are hanged like abandoned clothes.
Leftovers from cities that are constantly changing their concrete landscapes, demolishing all the old memories from their past citizens or cultures.
Oil and latex on linen canvas
110 x 90 cm each
Private Collection, (Lisbon, PT)
After working from buildings casts of latex, the work is now made on canvas, painted, like if it was a wall.
Each layer has a different sense of time, memory or color, and in the end you can see all the different eras, like the walls from an abandoned building with 40, 50 or 100 years of histories.
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Filipe Cortez (Portugal, 1986) Filipe Cortez holds an MA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and a BA in Painting from the same institution. He exhibits regularly since 2007, highlights being his exhibitions in New York City and Taipei. In 2015, he completed a six-month artist residency at Residency Unlimited (New York) from where many collaborations with galleries and curators sprouted. Cortez works within the fields of painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation examining memory and space of architectural spaces. The multidisciplinarity of media have become more and more evident in his work, for which he has received various awards and honorary mentions. He lives and works in Porto, PT.