I’m a mixed media artist currently based in Rome, Italy. Originally from Porto, Portugal, whereas of last year, I graduated from the Escola Artística do Porto. Parallel to my studies in Porto, I spent several months studying at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 2018, experimenting with different methods of artistic expression. Shortly after my graduation, I moved to Rome to start an internship with the contemporary collective Interno 14 Next, and have been continuing this work until the present day. During the past years, I have been exploring different mediums from painting to video art, giving me the opportunity to exhibit internationally in various contexts and places, including Portugal, Italy and most recently Saudi Arabia.
My approach to painting is based on my daily personal experiences, my emotions, and my memories. In my process, naive drawings often emerge from abstract backgrounds which were created devoid of pre-existing ideas, allowing me to embrace painting as an act based on spontaneous movements and intuitive choices. Fine, informal lines give shape to ordinary objects assembled with human figures, reproducing familiar visual signs as well as strangeness. All my work, regardless of the medium, consists of reconstructing the connection between symbols and meaning, using abstract and figurative forms, color and texture in order to stimulate the viewer visually and intellectually.