Lisson Gallery

Julião Sarmento: The Players

London, 22 February – 25 March 2006

Julião Sarmento: The Players

Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Julião Sarmento, his first solo show in London since 2002.

This exhibition is comprised of new mixed media paintings and a sculpture that extend Sarmento’s continuing fascination with the transgression of boundaries and the dichotomies those transgressions often illuminate, such as spirituality and eroticism, sexuality and morality, speech and dialogue. By silk-screening fragments of text from an essay by the French thinker Maurice Blanchot directly onto the surface of the paintings, he integrates language with his iconic images.

The number three often recurs throughout Sarmento’s practice; in this exhibition it is manifest from his use of his three signature colours: yellow ochre, burnt sienna and grey, to the de-contextualised dialogue he creates via himself, Blanchot and Bataille.

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