Ventura Porfírio. The Drawing Territory. The Large Formats of the 60s


Commissioner – José Luís Porfírio

From a work that covers more than 70 years of activity by Ventura Porfírio, a relatively small set of drawings were chosen, all close in time, produced during a period of intense activity by the artist, between 1958 and 1967.

This drawing territory seeks to show the variety and unity of work based on long practice and a desire to experiment. Between speed and delay, between form and the boundaries of the formless, between similarity and contrast, these 13 drawings invite us on a journey that is both real and imaginary in that territory always full of surprises and new things that is the design.