Dos Colossos

Dos Colossos

The works that are part of Dos Colossos provide continuity to a series of projects that Rui Toscano began almost 10 years ago and which became more popular thanks to the exposition entitled “Civilização de Tipo I, II e III” (Type I, II, III Civilisation) at the National Contemporary Art Museum in Chiado, Lisbon in 2016. They are works in which the artist pursues research motivated by issues associated to the perception of time and space and correlating links with the experience of the imagination, taking themes regarding space exploration as a starting point, often in dialogue with images of figures and architectures of ancient civilisations. In this way, the artist calls on the ways and visions that man was constructing in relation to the cosmos, and simultaneously explores formal, metaphysical and symbolical links between references of a distant and buried past and the preview of the future represented by space discovery.

Dos Colossos