My artistic work is seeking to explore the limits of the fusion between art and everyday contemporary. Over the last years an interest has aroused in technological issues, (such as communication devices), in a time defined by its proliferation in our society. I seek to reflect on the proliferation itself as a ‘contamination’ into our way of living today, capable of changing us as social and cultural human beings and shaping us into a new reality. On the other side, as a consequence of technological society, the rapidly changes of what it is a device today: its transformation from the stage of a current object/device to an outdated object/device stage.
Critically, I use objects, devices and images from our surrounding, re-interpreting languages, manipulating its signs and symbols into an artistic language. For instances, reference such as Mario Perniola was fundamental to the understanding and seeking of an artistic work that aims to be detached from the reality; in making 'inoperative' (Perniola M.) social and economic issues which belong to the society, for the achievement of autonomous artworks.
In terms of the artistic production, my work inscribes itself into a multidisciplinar approach, using mediums such Drawing, Painting, Installation, Public Art and Photography as a privileged drivers. It is seeking to explore the ambiguity of the relationships between the concept, objects and supports: challenging medium’s flexibillity, the artist as a creator and confronting the viewer with autonomous art pieces. In other words, it presents an experimental character, questioning new possibilities of artistic production in the contemporary and its acceptation by the cultural/contemporary society, allowing at the same time, to expand the possibilities for an exhibition of the work under much wider audience.
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(2009)Master in Art and Design for the Public Space at Fine Arts - University of Porto, Portugal
(2007)Painting bachelor at Fine Arts- University of Porto, Portugal
(2006/07) Scholarship to Athens School of Fine Arts- Greece …Read More