Hanoi, Hanoi is Gabriel Lima's second solo exhibition in Portugal, after World Interior in Múrias Centeno's Oporto space in 2014. His work addresses itself to the formal qualities of painting, accepting the constraints of the medium whilst engaging popular forms of aesthetic production beyond the realms of art with which its resonates in order to test its traditional boundaries from within and without. Whether utilizing devices of display, messages in social spaces or embracing supposedly banal genres such as the domestic-scaled landscape, Lima reaffirms the persistent vitality of painting as a medium, precisely by working with and against the specificities of its limits.
Gabriel Lima - Hanoi, Hanoi
Galeria Múrias Centeno, January 21 - February 27
Exhibition Photography - Bruno Lopes