Te FuoriCampo Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition on Friday 1 May. “To Be Titled” is the frst solo show by João Freitas (Coimbra, 1989) in Italy. Te exhibition will show the latest works by the artist, who lives and works in Brussels. Te works are made using simple techniques and found materials, which the artist explores in a way that combines the physical world and the spiritual dimension. Tere is curiosity, expertise and experience, akin to an exercise in meditation. However, the sense of spiritual detachment always leads to the embodiedness of workmanship itself, and to the actual reality of the element, and the composed decomposition of the constituent parts, from a fold to a torn shred, from a rent to the act of putting things together, and from fgure to image.
Tis analysis does not contemplate where the work leads, and it occupies an uneasy position with reference to the potential and the boundaries of the material. A blind, obstinate daily discipline that highlights the versatility of paper as a place of origin and of arrival, as a subject that is profoundly investigated, but never completely exhausted.
A datum, the object, becomes change and transfguration, tension that is bound up with the non-self; its completion in the form of a fnished work of art marks the decision of an ultimate state – as limit, place and term – that is fulflling.
As well as the works created especially for the Siena show, the products of a residence in the city in autumn last year, and in which it is possible to identify a number of tòpoi of Sienese fgurative culture, works will also be displayed that sum up the artist's own particular methodology and expressive tension.