Galeria Millan proposes to present, at ARCOlisboa 2018, paintings and sculptures by an artist with a critical, political, nostalgic, humorous and pop-like works: Emmanuel Nassar (1949, Capanema, Pará, Brazil) .
The work of Emmanuel Nassar is essentially comprised of painting and the amalgam of different substrates, which include canvas, wood, glass and metal plates, among others. The artist appropriates signs and techniques that range from folk culture to various contemporary art trends, some concretism –– a reference made evident through a search for forms and a scientism between them and their content –– and, above all, pop art, the leitmotif of his artistic imagination. Nassar evokes notions of a primitivism and an industrial precariousness that go back to his roots in the North of Brazil, which he at once laments and praises scathingly. For the writer and curator Ligia Canongia, his work is a Brazilian response to the principles established by pop, thoughtfully considered and adjusted to the limits of our repertoire.