Apr 27 - Jun 16, 2023
NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to announce Marea Enmudecida, the first solo exhibition in Spain of the Portuguese artist Tiago Baptista (Leiria, 1986).
Tiago Baptista’s practice follows a path of discovery and rediscovery of itself through the rupture of pictorial styles and canons of representation. Like an ouroboros (snake that bites its own tail), his practice always pursues the idea of a continuous new beginning - as if every day and every painting presents itself as a challenge.
In this expansion of the practice of painting, Tiago Baptista proposes hypotheses for new ways of looking, understanding and relating to what surrounds us - as if painting were, at the same time, an imagined past and an oracle that anticipates the future. In Marea Enmudecida, the artist situates painting on the threshold between these different temporalities. With a collection of works that present figures that no longer have a clear figurative reference, Baptista takes us into a deeply imagined, reflective and, at the same time, disconcerting universe. It is as if we were suddenly able to listen to a muffled conversation between shells and waves of the sea.
We would like to thank the Consulate General of Portugal in Barcelona and the gallery 3+1 (Lisbon, Portugal) for their collaboration.
Tiago Baptista (1986, Leira) lives and works in Lisbon. He studied Fine Arts at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha. Using a wide range of imagery, his body of work results in an intimate and personal search about human relation with nature, landscape, culture and memory in a post-industrial and late capitalism environment. He has been an artist resident at the Zé dos Bois Association in Lisbon since 2010. He participated in other residential programs at António Duarte Atelier-Museum, Caldas da Rainha (2008-2009), Culturia, Berlin (2013). Tiago was awarded by the Aquisição Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (2015) and selected for the Prémio EDP Novos Artistas (2013) and Prémio Fidelidade Mundial (2009). Regularly exhibiting since 2007, selected solo exhibitions include: CAV, Coimbra (2022), Rialto 6, Lisbon (2022), 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2022), Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon (2021), Centro de Artes de Águeda, Águeda (2020), A Montra, Lisbon (2014) or Museu António Duarte, Caldas da Rainha (2009).