Os Sonhos de Fausto

Pedro Calapez

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  • Hand-finished Screen print
  • Fabriano Tiepolo 290gr Paper
  • Image Size: 50 x 70 cm
  • Total Size: 56 x 76 cm
  • No. of Colors: 3
  • Date: 2022
  • 78 units
  • Ref.: S36568

All the works in the series "The Dreams of Faust" were painted by the artist, making each one a unique example.

Pedro Calapez (b. 1953) who lives and works in Lisbon, one of the most famous artists of his generation, has exhibited collectively since the 1970s and individually since 1982. His work has been be exhibited in galleries and museums both in Portugal and abroad.

In these screen prints of his individually intervened, inspired by the book Fausto by Fernando Pessoa, he offers us the plastic universe of his dreams that he himself describes: “A gray area, an obscure tone, an undefined wall, a limit without limit, translucent opacity: my dreams. Moments in which waking up does not happen and the dream does not take us back into its story, because at that moment the story stopped. I pull myself out of this nightmare, waking up with a start but with a vivid memory that the unknown will never be forgotten. achieved. I don't know if I'm trying the limits and I think of Faust.”

Unknown threshold of myth, of an ultimate knowledge that remains forbidden with expression in the labyrinth of forms and in the festive and mysterious universe of color. Gold, roses and blues shine through the nostalgic and obscure grid of blacks and under the kind of veil that add to their fascination and enigma. Color seems to be the key to a world and an atmosphere that the painter associates with Faust, with his illusions of eternal youth. And yet, it is It is a truth that can be divined, one of which only silence holds the secret, beyond words, taking shape in these works of great plastic and poetic mastery. A descent into the depths of the unconscious from which a vivified soul emerges, capable of enjoying all the charm of nature and a life returned to itself.

Maria João Fernandes

AICA - International Association of Art Critics