Point Zero, 2023
a solo exhibition at Estação Elevatória a Vapor dos Barbadinhos, Museu da Água, Lisbon (PT)
graphite, charcoal and soft pastel on paper
"This exhibition presents itself as an awareness of our place, of our connection to the ground, placing the weight, density of masses and the space they occupy as unavoidable constants in Man's relationship with reality. Existing implies a constant relationship of submission or resistance to the laws of gravity and, in this set of works, Teresa Esgaio calls upon a certain idea of verticality in opposition to this force that pushes bodies downwards. A true tropism forces the human being to keep the head up, the spine in its straight, vertical position, like an internal plumb line, which serves as an axis and teaches us to intimately overcome gravity."