José Pedro Croft
For the past 20 years, alongside his sculptural practice, José Pedro Croft has delved in
the field of prints. He has reached to the most traditional printing technique –
engraving- as a conceptual base. This results in engravings where volume, space,
pictorial traces and concept go beyond the paper limitations.
Croft’s work process and final works share a complex and interlaced dialogue. His
series are not only related in terms of subject matter or iconography, they also reveal
personal memories and formal interferences. This approach is emphasized by his
insistence on reworking a particular part of the paper or repeating certain elements like
margin sizes and empty spaces. His latest series of etchings are the result of re-working
for the fourth time the same metal plates he has been using for fifteen years and that
have become palimpsests that record his particular approach to prints.