josé pedro croft

Born in Porto, in 1957. Lives and works in Lisbon. His work moves without hierarchies between sculpture, drawing and engraving.

As a sculptor, he was decisive in the definition of what was to be called, in the 1980s, the ‘return to sculpture’. Through the work with stone and figuration, he restored a literary, poetic and subjective dimension to the discourse of the genre. Presently, the continuity of these vectors can still be seen in the permanent relation of the pieces (minimalist in nature) with the values of reflection of glass and mirrors and the sensory values of color and metal, transforming the space, whether architectural or natural, indoor or outdoor.

Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Colecção de Arte da Fundação EDP, Fundação Luso-Americana, Fundação de Serralves, Secretariat of State for Culture (Portugal); Fundació La Caixa (Spain); Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Portugal), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain) Museu Berardo (Portugal), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Caja Madrid (Spain), Banco de España (Spain), European Central Bank, Sammlung Albertina (Austria).