Work created for CPS in the context of the exhibition "Arquipélago Hervé Di Rosa" at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, 29-03 to 04-09-2023
HERVÉ DI ROSA
A CIVILIZATION INSPIRED BY ART
Hervé di Rosa, recognized French painter, (b. 1959) Long based in Portugal, he created expressly for the Centro Portuguê Ífallen idol”.
This edition appears in the context of an important exhibition at theMuseum of Art, Architecture and Technology -MAAT, Fundação EDP in Lisbon. Paintings, sculptures, tiles and a collection of pieces, collected from around the world, of urban and industrial crafts, make up this first and important exhibition in Portugal, with the title “Archipelago”, which refers to the universality of the content and the geographic scope it represents.
Creator of the concepts of “Modest Art” (which in his words associates all the margins and peripheries of the different territories of creation) and “Free Creation”, throughout his extraordinary and original journey, Hervé di Rosa has been expanding his artistic approaches, coming into contact with the work of artisans from different countries, from Tunia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Benin, Ethiopia, Vietnam, South Africa South, to the Corsica, Cuba, Mexico, United States, Cameroon, Israel, among others.
In his current creation for the CPS, the first screen print in the series "idols" that he developed in recent years “two wandering friends walk through ruins imaginary”, which he considers “an invisible archaeology”, precisely because from the sphere of the imaginary, although a reflection of iconic aspects of our civilization, evoked for example in the “ great buildings, in the form of an idol with many eyes and many limbs. In the present case, as he explains,“our wandering friends come across an idol stranded on the shore, the ruin of an ancient forgotten civilization, a proud civilization. which has now disappeared”. The artist perhaps intends in this way to show the precariousness of the principles inherent in the universe of power and arrogance imposed on many by the arrogance and injustice of very few.
Bringing together the expressions of comics, illustration and painting, this historic edition shows its harmony with the principles that have guided the CPS since the beginning, democratization of art, the objective of taking it to an increasingly wider audience, which ideally could lead to a society inspired by more human values.
Maria João Fernandes
AICA - International Association of Art Critics