Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal, 1996
These works arise from a desire to melt materials (wet, dry and oily) on sheets of paper. Their imaginary is usually made up of the representation of spaces (interior and exterior) – with the occasional appearance of human beings. However, of course, it is with the materialization of this imaginary that the works unfold. In this sense, the paper, malleable and fragile, behaving according to the matter, which it is impregnated with, sometimes surprises by the subversion of our wills. Its propensity to change reveals that what is represented is intimately connected with the way it is represented. In the end, it is the passage from inspirations to expirations, more or less conscious, more or less tonal – depending on the absorption and rejection of the materials in the papers – that ends up defining the outcome of the works.