timeless chronology for Jorge dos Anjos, by João Diniz
timeless chronology for Jorge dos Anjos
by João Diniz
the slopes from Ouro Preto greatly contributed
to a culture of minerals, conspiracies and mists
in a geography of achievements, discoveries and inventions.
a new Brazil is recreated in its interior,
by hands of mud and dreams in the search of gold,
and turns its eyes to the red metallic ground
proposing new identities, heritages and doings.
this story is written by multiple skins and languages,
when the portuguese caravel, coast-bound, sees in the faraway mountains,
the human adventure of dreams and wishes is read
in a text of blood with steps of freedom and struggle.
a policy proposed in the mixing pot of diverse races,
the national mosaic from an utopian and impossible certainty.
the boy steps the stone street aware of towers and mountains,
his eye on the ground and skies, sees stars landed in search,
in explorations of the pencil, brush, chalk, canvas, charcoal and paper
and investigates new materials in the polychromatic blackness,
in the conversation with the masters of the past and current friends.
Jorge dos Anjos, in his own project, is born every day
a person who expands art in an experimental biology,
and migrates from his natal baroque ranges, in a mobile faith,
to the metropolitan horizons, in a beauty challenge,
to take his flight into light and shade, into steel and fire.
and he dreams of soapstone and oils, in sheets and wood,
long fabrics, felt, rubber, and color cut flowers,
also in cubes, plans, sections, spaces, folds and openings,
a loose tension between discovery and invention,
in the border of creation and labor, silence and laughter.
in his rhythmic walking time, without the stopping rest,
Jorge follows the artistic saga, in an untiring investment,
the dynamic calendar, away from sweet promises,
passes in a warm day of cranes and levitations,
and proposals, projects, lines, letters and prototypes,
cropped in a subtle geometry, a newborn mathematic.
this cycle of spheres and rings, endless lines and points,
are trips departing from Africa retracing the route
between America and the world, proposing landing risks
in places like Spain, Holland, Belgium and France,
and even in southeast rivers, or southern rebel destiny
in the false peripheral claim of the centralising speech.
in dialogue with the popular wisdom of the spontaneous feeling
the Angel shows other graphic gestures of the Brazilian diction
in a poem that comes, goes, returns, hears, and sees
the weeks and months, the passing year in numbers and hours
leaving only the mineral experience, of the living, of the knowledge …