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Thursday, 24 November 2022

Diogo Pimentão

Diogo Pimentão

Documented (belong #14), 2018
paper and graphite
128 x 113 x 38 cm

In Diogo Pimentão’s work, everything is a potential drawing. This would include his performances, gestures, movements, or sound. Throughout his career, he has been attempting to stretch the conventions of what a drawing is by introducing the action into other dimensions.
For him, this involves a quasi-choreographic relationship to his body, which determines the work’s scale—from the bits of paper mechanically folded by the hands to the large black monochrome pieces made with the whole body. The drawing is not the direct product of a decision, but the literal demonstration of a process of doing. His bent and folded paper sculptures, perfectly covered in graphite, force us to question the materiality of what it is we are looking at. These constructed forms can easily be mistaken for other materials such as concrete, metal, or stone.