The project is a series of six drawings with variable dimensions inspired by the visually rich decorative elements of the old Palácio Pombal. The palace is filled with frescos, low reliefs, mosaics and tiles. I take advantage of these visual elements, translating them freely into drawings. Exhibited in atypical places from the ones that have originated them, I intent to play with the viewer’s memory. Creating rhythmic exercises and mirror effects, which lead to constant hermeneutic of work/space, throughout a path within the palace.
Cristina Lamas, Maio 2013
Cristina Lamas (1968) works and lives in Lisbon. She studied visual arts at Ar.Co – Center (...) in Lisbon, where she later completed her advanced studies in drawing (1998/1999). Lamas’ work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions at Galeria Lisboa20, Livraria Assírio e Alvim, Ratton, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Giefarte, Galeria111, etc.
She participated in groups shows at Mitra, Sala do Veado, Marília Razuk (Brazil), Vieira da Silva Foundation, Museu da Cidade/Pav. Preto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Galeria da Aliança Francesa (Brazil), João Esteves de Oliveira, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, etc.
Work by the artist is held in public and private collections such as: Caixa Geral de Depósitos, PT Foundation, PLMJ Foundation, Banco Espírito Santo, Manuel de Brito collection.