Journey Around an Abandoned Station

This set of paintings from the year 2000 is a kind of self-revisitation of the series Railway Stations, but, unlike the paintings of 1986, it is concentrated in a single, unrecognizable space, that, as the series title informs, is abandoned.
This suggestion also establishes a difference with the older series, which, as is more frequent in Manuel Amado, opts for a succinct and descriptive title. As noted by Eduardo Lourenço regarding these pictures, "within or beyond silence, [it] inscribes itself in locations that suggest traffic, a journey, a platform or quay waiting for virtual travellers." The summoned abandonment further underlines the anti-discursive silence of these emptied transitory spaces.