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Cabrita

Cabrita is one of Portugal’s best known artists and his complex oeuvre includes very disparate media, from the painted over pencil and pastel drawings, the large scale painting, via sculptural works to site specific installations that can reach architectural dimensions. At the same time the individual media flow into one another in Cabrita’s work without losing their particular character. Sculptures become images; when hung on the window, paintings articulated as monochrome areas of colour can recall an archetypal element of architecture or develop sculptural qualities. And photographs that appear in the installations can open endless spaces of memory and reflection. If at all, ‘nature’ appears in his work in images such as these and then only in an extremely filtered way, as a space for thought. The loss of nature as a reference point could be described as a motivating force in Cabrita Reis’ work.

  • Cabrita, Broken tree, 2021

    found shelves, electric cable
    35.43 x 31.5 in (90 x 80 cm)

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  • Cabrita, Natura morta, 2021

    found wood display, found wood blocks
    31.5 x 48.03 in (80 x 122 cm)

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  • Cabrita, The Nocture suite #4, 2021

    acrylic on canvas 2 parts, each 130 x 175 cm total 130 x 350 cm

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  • Cabrita, Ecstacy, 2020

    found objects
    37.01 x 7.87 in (94 x 20 cm)

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  • Cabrita, Strapped, 2019

    Bronze and formwork (doka) pedestal
    69.29 x 14.96 in (176 x 38 cm)

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  • Cabrita, Les amants du sud, 2019

    Bronze and formwork (doka) pedestal
    78.74 x 13.39 in (200 x 34 cm)

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  • Cabrita, The preliminary sketches #7, 2019

    Aluminum, plywood, glass, mixed media on Cardboard, enamel on acrylic
    24.8 x 33.46 in (63 x 85 cm)

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  • Cabrita, Les amants du sud, 2019

    Bronze and formwork (doka) pedestal
    55.91 x 14.57 in (142 x 37 cm)

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  • Cabrita, Mother and Son, 2019

    Bronze and formwork (doka) pedestal
    68.9 x 22.05 in (175 x 56 cm)

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  • Cabrita, The preliminary sketches #6, 2019

    Aluminum, plywood, glass, mixed media on Cardboard, enamel on acrylic, pvc tube, two found lids
    29.53 x 35.43 in (75 x 90 cm)

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  • Cabrita, The preliminary sketches #8, 2019

    Aluminum, plywood, glass, mixed media on Cardboard, enamel on acrylic, and paper colour samples
    29.53 x 33.46 in (75 x 85 cm)

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  • Cabrita, The Redux Suite (2nd series / the baroque paintings) #9, 2018

    aluminum and enamel on found table top, plastic lid, aluminum frame and plywood
    61.42 x 49.61 in (156 x 126 cm)

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