Noé Sendas

L’Hermes au Repos (scala), 2019
Sculpture, wood / iron / glass / acid free canvas tape / offset inks on paper, 172 × 100 × 50 cm / 67,7 × 39,3 × 19,6 in, unique piece

© Noé Sendas / Courtesy mc2 Gallery

PEEP N15, 2014
Inkjet print on luster paper, 18 × 13 cm / 7,1 × 5,1 in, edition 3+2, vintage frame, unique piece

© Noé Sendas / Courtesy mc2 Gallery

Born in Brussels in 1972

Lives and works in Lisbon and Berlin

Hermès au repos

No. Sendas explores a range of media in his work: photography, sculpture, video or collage. Explicit and implicit references to artists and literary, cinematographic or musical works are among the materials he uses. No. Sendas explores intellectual reflection and visual arts practice: the body, as both a theoretical and physical entity; perception mechanisms of the exhibition viewer.

At a ppr oc he, he will shows works from the series Resting Hermès. For this series, produced in his former studio in Lisbon, Sendas decided to order 31 identical second-hand books on Amazon: Les Merveilles de L’Art Antique, a book from 1946 edited by Georges Daux. In this series, the artist obsessively reappropriates Hermes. Perhaps Sendas is addressing the history and role of the artist’s self-depiction? Hermes: the messenger between humans and gods, the artist: connecting the visible to the invisible. Sendas likes to plays with time, space and repetition to guide and place us in temporal suspension, constantly in a state of balance between narrative tension, aesthetics and profound resonance.

Noé Sendas studied at the School of the Art Institute (Chicago), the Royal College of Arts (London). His work has been exhibited in various institutions around the world such as the Kunsthalle in Bonn, the Plateau in Paris, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Berardo Museum in Lisbon. His work is found in many public and private collections in North and South America as well as Europe, including the Caixa Geral Depositos/Culturgest Collection (Lisbon); the Contretype Centre d’Art Contemporain pour la Photographie Collection   (Brussels), and the Pedro Cabrita Reis Collection (Lisbon).


mc2gallery was founded in 2009 by Vincenzo Maccarone, then a young collector, and Claudio Composti, an art curator who grew up in the art world thanks to his father, along with many of the most important trans-avant-garde artists and Italian poor art. Mc2gallery specializes in photography and aims to discover promoting and representing young emerging Italian and foreign artists, who mainly use photographyas an artistic medium, without neglecting the attention for painting,sculpture, video or installations.

mc2 Gallery, Via Lulli 5 — 20131 Milan, Italy & Lustica Bay Marina, The Chedi Hotel — 85323 Tivat, Montenegro

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