The combination of a rational thought as a journey and not as the end for the research of an artistic practice that bonds greater feelings and stimulation of the senses is one of the main focuses of this research. Connecting an ideal portion of sensations and a conceptual investigation, working with time and space, the micro and macro all play a role in my artistic research.
Since 2008 I have been working on this project entitled “Ressonâncias” (“Resonances”). It began on paper with pen and ink, as dedication drawings, almost as a meditation way of building a visual and thoughtful immersion. Drawings primarily to reshape and organize thoughts.
Over the years this research gained strength and size, growing more and more, not only physically but in the concepts it aggregates, with the purpose of intensifying the optical and vibrant effect of how the lines are built. Creating more than a drawing but a whole immersive ambiance, a work that could actually play with awareness and aesthetic experience. Always exploring the harmony of this organic graphic as a mantra that resonates in the physical space and internally, via though and solicitousness. That echoes like a vibration. A drawing that goes beyond the mastery of technique where dedication and concentration are essential.
At the beginning, my inspiration came from the heart of a tree, the traces of a stone thrown on across the surface of a lake, and classical music, from where the drawings’ titles originate. As the years passed I migrated towards old topography maps, noticing that the formations the lines were created reminded me of large mountain chains.
Time, concentration, ability: line after line to build a whole. Line after line to compose this visual echo. This research has not ended and I intend to keep building, echoing and resonating.
Pen on canvas; 90x170 cm, 36x 67 in; 2008
Pen on canvas; 90x170 cm, 36x67 in; 2008
Pen on canvas; 130x100 cm, 51x 40 in.; 2010
Pen on canvas; 140x90 cm, 55x40 in. (each); 2010
Pen on canvas; 120x120 cm, 47x47 in.; 2010
Claire de Lune
Pen on canvas; 110x90 cm, 43x35 in.; 2010
pen on canvas; 76x50 cm, 30x20 in. ; 2013
NY Symphony II
Pen on canvas; 60x92 cm, 24x36 in. ; 2013