The publication Eurico Gonçalves: Pintura Gestual, informal e/ou caligráfica de inspiração zen accompanies the Eurico Gonçalves’ solo exhibition, which was on view at Quadrum Gallery between March 3rd and May 20th 2018. The exhibition and subsequent publication have been organized by Sara Antónia Matos and Pedro Faro and present a wide selection of unpublished works and paintings on paper that have been produced from the early 1960s onwards.
“Exposing the nakedness of the medium and using only Indian ink, Eurico Gonçalves values the semiotic qualities of ink stains on paper and understands the work of an artist as a way of approaching life and its flow, underlining the continuity between art and life, with contrasting intensities, empty spaces, dynamics and rhythms.”
– Sara Antónia Matos and Pedro Faro
“Produced between 1962 and 1965, the works that Eurico now exhibits at the Quadrum Gallery testify to his encounter with Suzuki’s literature, which has been suggested to him by Manuel de Lima and facilitated by António Ramos Rosa. In order to understand the precepts of Zen Buddhism, Eurico set about developing his practice in hundreds of drawings, which are now revealed in a careful selection of 53 drawings never previously exhibited and archived by Rui Mário Gonçalves until his recent death.”
– Lígia Afonso