The work of Gabriel Abrantes create layers of unlikely readings by altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humour and politics. Hollywood aesthetics are mixed with documentary techniques, and avant-garde strategies are crossed with archaic technologies. Often funny, disconcerting, and provocative, his work suggests ambiguous readings of sensitive issues by twisting and perverting the viewer’s traditional expectations. Abrantes has regularly shown his work at museums such as the Tate Britain (London), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the MIT List Visual Arts Center (Boston), Museu Serralves (Porto), and Kunst-Werke (Berlin).
Last update: October 15th, 2019.