HOW UTTERLY SHAMELESS!
(BITE WITH ALL THE TEETH YOU HAVE ON YOUR TONGUE!)*
The title of this exhibition is a parody on the relationships between people, couples or not, in all their various aspects.
It is a serious matter.
I talk about people — using only pronouns drawn or painted on paper — and pack into the word all that is essential: the subject. Everything else comes by extension.
It was the reading of Nathalie Sarraute and Roland Barthes, in my late teens that consolidated my interest in the word as a manifestation of life and communication between people. They were books I was interested in talking about, I wanted to learn what a text really was.
The bedroom — what better place than a bedroom, where so many lives begin and end? — a literal image yet the ideal location for exposing this “society” of drawings.
When talking about others, we talk about ourselves.
I, you, he, she, we… Enough! How utterly shameless!
* Note from the translator: This subheading is a wordplay alluding to the Portuguese idiom “Dar com a língua nos dentes”, literally “Hit the teeth with the tongue” (for talking), and means “to give the whistle” or “spill the beans”.