Paula Sousa Cardoso

Portugal, 1975


“Fake landscapes” is a series of drawings that represent what is, in fact, one of the functions of drawing, of art in general: the possibility of building what does not exist. The images presented result from the combination of (decontextualized) elements of an architectural nature and elements of an organic nature. Therefore, a fusion between Culture and Nature that is presented to us as images true, but they are constructed (false) images. These compositions, coherent to the eye, which bring together images compiled between my photographs, internet images, classic architectural buildings, among others, offer the spectator a conforming and comfortable reality, just like the reality in which we live. How real is what we experience? To what extent are we real when everything around us is represented to us (in the sense of “being presented again”)?