Adriano Amaral

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Anthracite coal, resin (70x75x20cm)

  • Untitled, 2015
    Concrete, pigment (32x32x7cm)

  • Adriano Amaral | Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Anthracite coal, resin (23x13x5cm)

  • Never From Concentrate
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Anthracite coal, resin (45x45x8cm)

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    HD video, 2' 6''

  • Adriano Amaral | Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Aluminium tape, plaster (15x6x3cm)

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Silk hankies, thread, ink, pigments (150x110cm)

  • Untitled, 2015
    Silk hankies, thread, ink, pigments (detail view)

  • Untitled, 2015
    Anthracite coal, resin (78x14x5cm)

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Installation view at Múrias Centeno, Porto

  • Untitled, 2015
    Plaster, aluminium foil, ink, pigments (30x14x5cm)

  • Untitled, 2015
    Plastic, ink, spray paint, pigments, dust (220x155cm)

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Bin bags, plaster, pigments (210x35x20cm)

  • Never From Concentrate, 2015
    Bin bags, plaster, pigments (detail view)

Múrias Centeno gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “Never From Concentrate” from the artist Adriano Amaral. This is the artist´s first solo show in Portugal.

Adriano Amaralʼs work encompasses an examination of the nature of things – the stuff of the world; itʼs substance, value, materiality and mutability. Blurring the boundaries between object and space; composition and dispersion; painting and sculpture, Amaral creates site-specific installations, responding to the spatial and architectural elements of the exhibition space or gallery.

Adriano Amaral, born 1982, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. He received his MA in Sculpture from The Royal College of Art, London, UK (2012-2014); currently he is an artist in residency at De Ateliers, in Amsterdam (2014-2016). In 2014 received the award – Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize. Solo exhibitions include: galeria Transversal, São Paulo (2012); Space in Between, London (2014). A selection of group shows: “In Conversation” – Hilary Crisp Gallery, London (2013); “Open Cube” curated by Adriano Pedrosa – White Cube Gallery, London (2013); “Brutalidade Jardim” curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli – Gallery Marília Razuk, São Paulo (2013); “A Sense of Things” – Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); “Postcodes: Kind” – Coletor, São Paulo (2014); “Flet” – SpazioA, Pistoia (2014). Upcoming solo shows include Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2015).