Lourenço Egreja is the curator of the Carpe Diem Arte and Research project, founded in 2009. In the USA Egreja worked with Creative Time, Wave Hill Public Gardens and Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. In Portugal he developed and coordinated several projects such as Anteciparte, in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions; Smallbox28 at Hospital Júlio de Matos; The Seven Wonders EDP; June of the Arts in Óbidos. He holds a Master of Art History and Museological Studies from the City University of New York, USA.
Based on his text "The Representation of Nature", these are the artworks Lourenço Egreja chooses.
THE REPRESENTATION OF NATURE
Following the challenge that I was given, to be Guest Curator of CPS, I decided to choose a series of artworks that have directly to do, in recent times, with my daily visual practice: the representation of nature in its various forms.
In addition, the theme is contemporary because it's on everyday discussion or conversation: climatic changes resulting from abuse by Homo Sapiens.
In fact, we are not the only ones on the planet and these chosen works reflect the biological, animal and cosmological world to which I pay a small tribute.