PEDRO VAZ

Untitled (Nave de S.António), 2018. Acrylic on paper (100% cotton), 131 x 400 cm. Courtesy: Galeria 111, Lisbon

PEDRO VAZ

Maputo, Mozambique, 1977

Presented by GALERIA 111

My artistic practice, mostly resulting in painting and video-installations, is based on a research about landscape. Conducted through journeys and solitary expeditions, in an approach I define as lived landscape.
I develop projects in which I try to keep the awareness that landscape, as represented in art, is but a construction dependent on humankind’s perception of itself as separated from nature.
The growing distance between humankind and nature, as reflected in human consciousness, stems from the notions that ‘construct’ the Landscape: self / nature; real landscape / artist’s body; perceptual field / creation. These are present across the journeys I undertake and, for this reason, wild and empty landscapes are the most adequate sites for my inquiry. Some of the most recent include Amazonas, Brazil, or Superstition Mountains, USA.