CABRITA REIS, Pedro
Pedro Cabrita Reis was born in Lisbon (1956), where he currently lives and works. He is an essential creator on today’s international art scene, crucial to understanding sculpture since the mid-1980s. He especially carved a global name for himself after his participation in exhibitions like Documenta 9 in Kassel (1992), the São Paulo Biennial (1994 and 1998) and the Venice Biennale (1997 and 2003).
His oeuvre, which encompasses a wide variety of supports and techniques, is always marked by a philosophical and poetic discourse based on individual experience. Originally minimalistic in appearance, his works always harbour his personal interpretation of the everyday world, of nature and of the human trace. Plus, he tends to address issues related to space, architecture and memory, which manage to suggest deeply metaphorical associations through an appearance which transcends the visual.
His works can be found in collections like the Serralves Foundation of Oporto, the Tate in London and SMAK in Ghent, among other internationally renowned centres.