This volume has been published on the occasion of Paloma Bosquê’s exhibition O Oco e a Emenda [The Hollow and The Seam], which was on view at the Pavilhão Branco of Galerias Municipais from May 15 to October 8, 2017. The artist presented a series of new works, which sought to reflect on the sculptural potential of organic materials, exploring their physical and sensitive dimensions. Luiza Teixeira de Freitas curated the exhibition.
“At a time when experiences of reality involve increasing degrees of spectacle and the ability to ‘stand out’, this intervention by Paloma Bosquê at the White Pavilion emerges as an opportunity to slow the daily rhythm of life and silently yield to circumspection in an intimate, understated process, letting the most subtle phenomenological processes unveil themselves before the viewer’s gaze.”
– Sara Antónia Matos
“Paloma Bosquê never settles for less. With subtle yet single-minded obsession, she monitors the installation of her exhibition with a diligence and attention, which are rare to see nowadays. She knows every last detail of her work as if it was her own child. Sure of her practice and of the rigor of each piece, she has an almost infallible notion of the effects of the materials she uses in her work, although she is receptive to what may emerge when this materials are brought together, and when they interact with the space.”
– Tomás Colaço e Luiza Teixeira de Freitas
“LTF: You grew up in the country’s interior, far from the sea. Do you think that has any influence on your work?
PB: For as far back as I remember, the land has been a hugely important part of my constitution. The land as a place, from the physical points of view, in terms of its particular gravity, density, air humidity, smell – it was always a focus of my attention and it contributed to how I learned to see/feel things.”
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Paloma Bosquê