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Copyright José Pedro Croft
 Croft, José Pedro (1957 - )
Portugal

Sem Título, 1999

Wood and galvanized iron;
325 x 100 x 150 cm
Contemporary European Sculpture

UID 102-143



Biography

Portuguese sculptor born in Oporto. He studied painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts. His first one-man exhibition was held in 1983. He started working with industrially cut stone and sculpted extremely large pieces of work. He creates "Stack-pieces" made of marble slabs he placed one on top of the other, statues, columns, tombs, ruins - in relation with time and death. In his most recent work he uses other materials like plaster-of-Paris, clay mould, and bronze and has been engaged in exploring the relationship between sculpture and objects used in daily life, and the way everything connects up with the surrounding space. Since 1991 he has been working on engravings in the Tristan Barbara workshops in Barcelona. He participated at the Stone Sculpture Simposium, Évora, and in the International Stone Scupture Simposium, Oporto, 1985. Group shows (selection) 1981 Ommagio à Giulieta, Sant'Ambrogio Fair, Verona, Italy, 1984 Le XXème au Portugal, Brussels, 1985 Arquipélago, SNBA, Lisbon, III Fine Arts Exhibition, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; 1986 Pontevedra Biennale, VIII Zamora Biennale, Zamora Acquisition Award; 1987 Casa de Serralves, Oporto, 1987-88 70-80 Art in Portugal, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, USA, 1987 Monumenta, Museu Middelheim, Bélgica, XIX São Paulo Biennale, Brazil; 1988 I.G.I., New York, Lisbonne Aujourd'hui, Toulon Museum, France, 1989 Art London, London, Portuguese Sculpture in Stone, Bologna, Italy; 1990 Ultima Frontera, Centre de Arte de Santa Mónica, Barcelona, 1991 Tríptico, Museum van Heden daagse Kunst, Gand, Belgium.



Exhibitions

Building/Unbuilding/Inhabit - works of The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
29-04-2005 ~ 15-01-2006

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

Desenho e Escultura de José Pedro Croft
Museu da Cidade, Portugal
01-01-1999 ~ 31-12-1999

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo, Novas Aquisições, 2000
Published by Arte Ibérica

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X







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