NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works from Portuguese born, Brooklyn based artist, Nuno de Campos. The exhibition will open on 9 October and remain on view through 8 November 2014. A public reception for the artist will be held on 9 October from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Nuno de Campos’ works are drawn and painted quietly and carefully. His practice is bound to the precision of the geometrical subject matter it depicts.
The city finds meaning in his realistic banal scenes, sensuously rendered with soft and luminous oil-based painted color, or with subdued grays of graphite on paper. His seemingly normal compositions are patches of over-looked reality that become all consuming upon close contemplation.
The implication of these works reaches beyond both the purely visual and the craft of painting. Depicting the F.D.R. Drive in Lower Manhattan with a feeling of soft dystopian gloom, de Campos brings attention to the different levels of information ingrained in the urban landscape. The precise location of each of these images frames an inquiry that bridges the history and ideals encapsulated in the three-letter acronym, with today’s individual experience of the city.
Nuno de Campos was born in 1969 in Porto, Portugal. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999 from Tufts University and School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.
De Campos has participated in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, which include Virginia Commonwealth University Art Gallery, Richmond, VA; La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA; Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY.
De Campos has received multiple awards including the Artist Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 3rd Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
De Campos lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.