Spaces by Rodrigo Bettencourt da Câmara at the Trem Gallery
Rodrigo Bettencourt da Câmara brings Spaces to Faro. The exhibition, organised by the University of the Algarve, through CIAC, and by the Municipal Council of Faro, is curated by the Degree Course in Visual Arts.
In the author’s words, this work stems from the idea of the creative moment, the moment and the place where the work of art comes into being. As such, the artist tries to shy away from the portrait, which is a snapshot, because a prolonged moment in time interests him more. This moment, these gestures have no age, or weight, or even a precise form, but they have ambience, light, and seem never to end. As if the artist were doing the same thing his whole life long, with differing results. Rodrigo Bettencourt da Câmara likens the myth of Sisyphus to the artist’s eternal dissatisfaction; that of always getting somewhere without ever reaching it completely. He takes the position of an observer, who pretends not to be present, who pretends that others are the same as him, condemned to something we can’t exactly pinpoint.
Spaces opens at the Trem Gallery on February 04, at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public until April 09. The exhibition can be viewed from Tuesday to Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
About the artist:
Rodrigo Bettencourt da Câmara was born in 1969 in Lisbon. He has studied painting, drawing, restoration, photography and video. He has a degree in Multimedia and Installation from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. He has taken part in several solo and collective exhibitions and has received awards for some of his works.