Resistance safe and vivid, 2017
Black acrylic over green tissue
The artist´s comment on the artwork:
“This project started in my period of Erasmus in Estonia. The project was divided in different works including a party at EKKM, a video, photographies, and the 2 works here submited: 1 – a vest (made with a safety blanket); 2 – a large painted tissue (black acrylic over a fluorescent green tissue).
The work was inspired by a deep interest in the neon colors used in Estonia, contrasting with the dark clothes used and atmosphere conditions in this particular place. I specially noted these characteristics giving that I came from a mediterranean country as Portugal.
Based in this elements I tried to develop a poetic and metaphorical piece that reflected the ideas of safety, depression (that the Estonian citizens are well aware) and low visibility.”
The video was exhibited at the collective show “Swipe to engage”, at Ars-maja, Tallinn, Estonia.
The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.
A selection of works from the competition participated in ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018.
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at NOAR.eu art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!
NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.