Sérgio Fernandes: Fundo sem fundo [Sérgio Fernandes: Endless depths]
18 june — 2 october 2022
Curator: Andreia Magalhães

Fundo sem fundo [Endless depths] presents more than thirty paintings created by Sérgio Fernandes in the framework of an artistic and research project dedicated to colour and visual perception. The exhibition displays works produced between 2021 and 2022, during the residency organised between his atelier and the Centro de Arte Oliva during which he extended work that he has been developing within the field of abstract painting, solely using a reduced chromatic range, concentrating primarily on reds, violets, blues and dark greens. The large rectangular compositions are structured in different areas of colour, that reveal effects of greater density or more atmospheric elements, involving almost imperceptible transitions. The spectator can see the result of the interaction of the pigments and the overlapping of different layers of colours and glazing, that give rise to other colours, which change in function of the light that falls on them and the spectator’s position.

The exhibition is supported by DGARTES/Portuguese Republic. Held in partnership with the Art Center of S. João da Madeira/Associação Alão de Morais.


Guided tour with the artist
18 June | 6:00pm
Visits guided by the Educational Project
19 June | 17 July | 4 September | 3:00 pm
Artistic workshops with the artist within the scope of Oficinas de exploração artística
25th and 26th of July
Artist talk
23 September | 7:00pm

Sérgio Fernandes (1985) has a B.A. degree in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2008) and a postgraduate degree in Visual Arts/Visual Poetics from the School of Arts and Communication of the University of São Paulo (2012). In 2016 he attended an artistic residency at PIVÔ Arte e Pesquisa, in São Paulo. His artistic research explores the direct relationship between light and colour and how this relationship is transposed to painting. He primarily works on large-scale oil paintings. His gouache works on paper present a more intimate side of his pictorial research. Solo exhibitions (selection): “Inside Here there are no stars”, Kubikgallery, Porto (2019); “Um Blue”, Centro de Arte de Ponte de Sôr (2018), “Solitude”, Kubikgallery, Porto (2016); “Things Behind Somewhere”, Espaço Cultural Mercês, Lisbon (2014); “O Homem Impulsivo” (The Impulsive Man), Orfeu Bookshop, Brussels (2009).

Andreia Magalhães is a collection manager, programmer and exhibition producer. In Portugal, she has worked at Museu da Faculdade de Belas Artes, Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Magalhães also worked at the Netherlands Media Art Institute /MonteVideo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Museum of Modern Art New York and San Francisco and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo. She has a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, having developed part of the doctoral program at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is an Associate Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Visit to the exhibition by curator Andreia Magalhães and artist Sérgio Fernandes

Exhibition views © Dinis Santos

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