PEDRO CABRITA REIS'
This artist’s book was first conceived in Rio de Janeiro, during one of the artist’s vernissages in the neighborhood of Leblon, in September 2014, when the editors had their first meeting, between puffs of cigar smoke in the middle of the sidewalk, with Pedro Cabrita Reis. In May 2016, the editors went to the artist’s atelier on Rua do Açúcar, Marvila, Lisbon. A mutual enchantment took place.
The artist generously began to draw in the air what he had in mind. He had fallen in love with the sense of freedom proposed by José Régio’s Cântico Negro:
“This is me; this is my work!”.
Then, sheets of paper in hand, he folded, unfolded, and, with words and hands, painted the town red with his desires. Months later, a prototype was presented.
From then on, the 300-gram Hahnemühle cotton paper was chosen for the printing of the cover sheet, the poem and the colophon, and the 265-gram Bamboo Hahnemühle paper for the works. Each copy contains a unique, original work of the artist, 200 x 125 cm, with his signature and label.
19 june 2017
Gallery João Esteves de Oliveira
Editorial planning: Pedro Cabrita Reis, Lucia Bertazzo and Leonel Kaz
Printers: Estúdio Baren, Zen Serigrafia e Print Factory
Photos: João Ferrand e Pedro Correa da Silva
Binding: Atelier Dreieck, Paris and Palmarium, Rio de Janeiro
UQ! Aprazível Edições, 2017
Format 63 x 50 cm
70 copies with unique works