ADELINA LOPES
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"Un vaso partido" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.


"Un vaso partido" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.

Solo show at ESPACIO de PROYECTOS.
From February 2 to March 11, 2006.

Fúcares Gallery, Madrid, is presenting for the first time in its project-room an individual exhibition by the Portuguese artist Adelina Lopes (Braga, 1970).

Something tells me that this two-fold work by Adelina Lopes is an essay on the verb “break”. A breaking done to transform an object based on a space where something happens. The three images of each “fragment” are shots of a single film — that is, they have been derived from a fragmented image. The glass and the stone both break without a sound, there is a silence in their breaking. They are fragmented in slow motion, effortlessly. But breaking, here, does not imply to cause objects to disappear — on the contrary, it casts them forever in our memory, which is photographic, too.

Adelina Lopes fragments objects without forcing them (fragmenting is her way to homogenize those elements), as if the glass would turn opaque and the stone transparent, multiplying the possibilities of understanding: “A broken glass” and someone who ingests a piece of glass shaped as a glass, and then eats it to leave some crumbs left over: “A stone”, “Two stones”, “Three stones” and a tuber broken in two, and then in three parts, accepted it thus as a ritual of anticipation to digestion. On the one hand, the stone as a sort of allegory of the multiplication of loaves, or, as it were, of stones. And on the other hand, there is a glass’ desire to revert to its original shape, scattering in the material and colour in which the photography has been made.

From one breaking to another, the verb “break” takes on new definitions — processes with which the map to wholeness is drawn. For broken objects never lose their wholeness. In other words, it is necessary to be broken in order to reach wholeness.

That is to say, breaking is a referent for explosion, for bursting — it is harmony, rhythm, and it is also the sum of two objects so that we do not forget that, as the poet Carlos Drummond from Andrade said, “in the middle of the way / throw a stone / throw a stone in the middle of the way / in the middle of the way throw a stone”.

Carlos Veloso.


"Un vaso partido" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.


"Dos piedras" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.


"Una piedra" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.


"Tres piedras" , 2006.
Impresión lambda. 84 x 110 cms. Edición 3.