Martinho Dias was born in 1968 in Sto. Tirso. He currently lives in Trofa, where he has a studio.
He has a master's degree in Fine Arts – Painting, from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto.
It is not possible to remain indifferent to Martinho Dias' painting. He captures your gaze, if nothing else because of the unusual break of formal environments he offers us. The dissonant element [...] introduces a caricatural and political dimension that arouses an interpretive gaze. And those who see must reflect, even if art, as Freud intended, may be incomprehensible and enigmatic. Martinho Dias asks us for the effort of reason to give in to the delight of the eye.
And it is not difficult. Through the tension that the faces convey, through the vigorous and markedly gestural smudge, through the light and the contrast of colours and through the irony, certainly, sometimes caricatural and satirical.
To remain indifferent to Martinho Dias' painting is to remain in disquiet and ambiguity. And we men, using the scalpel of explanatory reason, tend towards what is comfortable and right. The question is whether we get there.
António Tavares (Writer)
Written Painting by Pauline Oliveros
120 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Written Painting by PAULINE OLIVEROS
Face the canvas - close your eyes and listen. Listen globally to all the sounds that you can possibly perceive as if you were at the center of a continually expanding and fluctuating sphere. Sounds come and go, some stay-some are loud some are soft some or very faint and subtle take them all in. Include the sounds of your own thoughts and body as part of the weaving of sounds or vibrations. After at least 15 -20 minutes of listening in this way - replay the sounds you have heard mentally and visualise them as a textured weaving. Allow the different layers their special colours. Then begin the painting as you continue to follow the sounds around you and inside of you.
USA. November 2003