Gil Heitor Cortesão

Born in Lisbon, 1967 and lives in Lisbon, Portugal

Gil Heitor Cortesão paints places that are generally empty (private apartments or public spaces) in a style that at first glance seems realist, and yet stirs a vague feeling of unease. The strangeness comes primarily from the fact that on each occasion he insinuates something disturbing into these spaces: it may be furniture we have trouble identifying, paintings that seem to be coming away from the wall, a huge dark patch in the middle of a meeting room or a map of Europe sketched on the wall of an apparently modern apartment.

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