José Pedro Croft


Drawing, sculpture

José Pedro Croft

Past: May 9 → July 11, 2015

José Pedro Croft diverts daily objects from their original function. He intermingles the visual, plastic and poetic dimensions of the objects created, producing a feeling of precarious balance between stable and unstable which, according to the artist, « reflects the transitional nature of the world ». His sculptures create a complex dialogue with the environment, by means of simple, almost minimalist structures, which combine both the materiality of the object and its formal aspects. Sometimes, his sculptures are strengthened by the use of vivid colours, which are applied so to suggest a perception of the sculpture as a bas-relief. Furthermore, Croft uses mirrors and glass to play with light effects, shadow and reflections in order to create new volumes and an altered sense of space. In this way, through its oppositions, a dialectical tension between the void and the fullness appears.

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José Pedro Croft, Sans titre, 2015 Gouache acrylique, encre sur papier — 149,5 × 112,5 cm Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris


José Pedro Croft, born in 1957, has exhibited extensively across Portugal, Spain and South America including solo exhibitions at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Serralves Foundation, the Berardo Collection, the National Museum Centre of Art Reina Sofia, the Pinacotheca of the State of São Paulo, and at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Opening Saturday, May 9, 2015 4 PM → 8 PM
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123, rue Vieille du Temple

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 72 60 03 — F. 01 42 72 60 51

Filles du Calvaire

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

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The artist

  • José Pedro Croft