narrative projects is pleased to present ‘even if at heart we are uncertain of the will to connect, there is a common future ahead’ by Carlos Noronha Feio. In his second solo exhibition at the gallery, Noronha Feio expands on one of the most significant sides of his practice, a series of rugs made in Arraiolos (Portugal) with the traditional technique and inspired by the iconography of the war rugs of Afghanistan.
Noronha Feio’s artistic practice spans across a range of different mediums from painting and drawing to textile, animation and sound installations. Such diverse experience of the possibilities of each medium helps the artist to transcend constrains of tradition, using a more open approach to the rigid rules of composition and ornamentation present in the traditional rugs from Arraiolos. The four, large, new rug works produced for the exhibition demonstrate a more pictorial approach to the composition. The strict rules are abandoned here in favour of free image construction more akin to painting.