RUI SANCHES | opere di scultura e disegni

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Rui Sanches: Opere di sculture e disegni

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
march 26th, 1991

exhibition closing:
april 27th, 1991

opening hours:
tuesday to Saturday, 4-8pm


Rui Sanches was born in 1991 in Lisbon where he now lives and works.
He studied at the Goldsmiths College of London, and subsequently at Yale University in New Haven.
He is being exhibited in Italy for the very first time with a display of two sculptural works and a series of designs and watercolours.

Sanches’s artistic work in the field of sculpture has always made explicit references to works of art from the XVII and XVIII centuries, resulting in a disarticulation of the images and their meanings, even by means of the introduction of everyday materials to replace more symbolic elements of the original works of art.

His sculptures are executed by the incorporation, addition and removal of materials, and were constructed without being modelled or moulded.

In addition to industrially manufactured wood, Sanches uses materials such as bronze, lead and steel, and in every art work he either accentuates or conceals aspects of their materiality (bronze, for example, is made to resemble plaster by being treated with white paint, while lead pipes are bronzed to alter their appearance).

The very same spirit and approach is evident in his designs which were recently displayed in a personal exhibition at the Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation. These designs are not preparatory drawings for his sculptural works; rather, they exhibit an autonomous and independent route of passionate exploration and intense study.


For a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.


here below are some images from RUI SANCHES’s opere di scultura e disegni.


Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art gallery Rome | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari


sculture e disegni

exhibition catalogue
tipografia spiga, rome 1991