Francisco Tropa, Scripta (ladri), 2016, bronze and fabric, unique, dimensions variable (photo: CN D - Centre national de la danse, Pantin, France, 2018).
Francisco Tropa, Scripta (ladri), 2016, bronze and fabric, unique, dimensions variable (photo: CN D - Centre national de la danse, Pantin, France, 2018). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Penelope, 2018, bronze, brass, mechanism with brass gearwheels and wood, unique, dimensions variable. View of the exhibition 'La Moustache cachée dans la barbe' at Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France, 2018 (Photo: Marc Domage).
Francisco Tropa, Penelope, 2018, bronze, brass, mechanism with brass gearwheels and wood, unique, dimensions variable. View of the exhibition 'La Moustache cachée dans la barbe' at Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France, 2018 (Photo: Marc Domage). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Antipode, 2017, bronze and brass, ed. 2/2 + 1 A.P., 114 x 80 x 36 cm.
Francisco Tropa, Antipode, 2017, bronze and brass, ed. 2/2 + 1 A.P., 114 x 80 x 36 cm. Inquire about this work
View of Francisco Tropa's personal exhibition 'O Pirgo de Chaves' (The Pyrgus from Chaves) at Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019 (Photo: Teresa Santos).
View of Francisco Tropa's personal exhibition 'O Pirgo de Chaves' (The Pyrgus from Chaves) at Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019 (Photo: Teresa Santos). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Pharmacie, 2019, plexiglas, brass, bronze, hourglass, clock mechanism, water, electrical devices and optical devices, unique, dimensions variable.
Francisco Tropa, Pharmacie, 2019, plexiglas, brass, bronze, hourglass, clock mechanism, water, electrical devices and optical devices, unique, dimensions variable. Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, La trace du sein, 2017, blown glass and silver, out of a series of 8, each unique, silver branch: H45 x 55 x 35, blown glass: H 22.5 x diameter 12 cm approx.; Francisco Tropa, Le Firmament, 2017, blown glass, mechanism with brass gearwheels, copper, linen rope and wood, ed. 1/2 + 1 A.P., 161 x 100 x 100 cm; Francisco Tropa, République, 2017, bronze and wood, unique, 192 x 55 x 42 cm.;
View during the artist's personal exhibition 'La Moustache cachée dans la barbe' at Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France, 2018 (Photo: Marc Domage).
Francisco Tropa, La trace du sein, 2017, blown glass and silver, out of a series of 8, each unique, silver branch: H45 x 55 x 35, blown glass: H 22.5 x diameter 12 cm approx.; Francisco Tropa, Le Firmament, 2017, blown glass, mechanism with brass gearwheels, copper, linen rope and wood, ed. 1/2 + 1 A.P., 161 x 100 x 100 cm; Francisco Tropa, République, 2017, bronze and wood, unique, 192 x 55 x 42 cm.; View during the artist's personal exhibition 'La Moustache cachée dans la barbe' at Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France, 2018 (Photo: Marc Domage). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Gigante, 2018, bronze, patina, wood and metal, unique, dimensions variable. Activation of work during Move 2018 at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2018 (photo: François Doury).
Francisco Tropa, Gigante, 2018, bronze, patina, wood and metal, unique, dimensions variable. Activation of work during Move 2018 at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2018 (photo: François Doury). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Antipode, 2015, Wood (Movingui, Iroko, laminated plywood), ed. 1/2 + A. P., 110 x 162 x 70 cm.
Francisco Tropa, Antipode, 2015, Wood (Movingui, Iroko, laminated plywood), ed. 1/2 + A. P., 110 x 162 x 70 cm. Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Gradiva, 2017, 26 casting glass elements, brass and silkscreen on cotton fabric, ed. 1/4 + 2 A.P., 10 x 60 x 42 cm.
Francisco Tropa, Gradiva, 2017, 26 casting glass elements, brass and silkscreen on cotton fabric, ed. 1/4 + 2 A.P., 10 x 60 x 42 cm. Inquire about this work
Details of Francisco Tropa, Terra Platonica, 2013, Amethyst glass cane, blown glass, brass and painted wood, unique, installation composed of 6 pieces, dimensions variable and Francisco Tropa, Terra platónica, 2013, silkscreen on paper, unique, 25 drawings: 56 x 76 cm each. 
View during the artist's personal exhibition at La Verriere - Fondation d'entreprise Hermes, Brussel, Berlgium, 2013 (photo: Pedro Tropa).
Details of Francisco Tropa, Terra Platonica, 2013, Amethyst glass cane, blown glass, brass and painted wood, unique, installation composed of 6 pieces, dimensions variable and Francisco Tropa, Terra platónica, 2013, silkscreen on paper, unique, 25 drawings: 56 x 76 cm each. View during the artist's personal exhibition at La Verriere - Fondation d'entreprise Hermes, Brussel, Berlgium, 2013 (photo: Pedro Tropa). Inquire about this work
Francisco Tropa, Nous informons les visiteurs..., 1997, Snail, silkscreen on acetate, silk thread and metallic hook, ed. 1/3 + 1 A.P., dimensions variable.
Francisco Tropa, Nous informons les visiteurs..., 1997, Snail, silkscreen on acetate, silk thread and metallic hook, ed. 1/3 + 1 A.P., dimensions variable. Inquire about this work

Francisco Tropa

Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1968
Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal
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Portuguese artist Francisco Tropa (his country’s representative at the 2011 Venice Biennale) is the author of a complex body of work, freely combining a broad range of techniques, from the most basic skills to virtuoso tours de force. Mixing art and technical ingenuity, Tropa’s creative vision embraces prototypes and machines, but also paintings, screen prints, photography and performance. The result is a ‘world’ very much his own, nourished by diverse sources including a rigorously antihierarchical array of references, figures from the ancient and modern worlds, science and magic.

(Text: Guillaume Désanges)

 

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