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to July 5 | ART EXHIBIT | Afonso Matias: Kindergarten | Xabregas | FREE

June 20, 2020 @ 14:00 - 21:00

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Art shows are slowly coming back to Lisbon, and one such art show is being hosted by Arroz Éstudios starting this Saturday. It’s by local Afonoso Matias, and it’s called KINDERGARTEN. Afonso has recently been using iron plate as a medium, and here’s Afonso’s very detailed account of the fun to be had at KINDERGARTEN:

“-Visually, the interest is in exploring vibrant chromatic tonalities arising from a clear existence of possible games between the light and the shadows emitted by certain elements. Thus, the compositional dimension takes on a structuring and cross-sectional feature in all of the pieces.
-Procedurally, it is important to mention that the use of a digital pen in Photoshop has enabled the possibility of exploring the notion of image construction from layers.

– Technically, the grinder has acquired key importance in the constructive process, despite the prevailing importance of the brush and acrylic paint.

– Conceptually, the boundaries between what is real and what is abstract are frequently explored, existing an open tension between real references (of photographic origin) and the works produced manually.

– On a thematic level, the focus is mainly on playgrounds, due to their urban design structures, where the compositions and tensions among the lines intrigue me. Another major source of inspiration lies in a recent experience with the various abandoned materials found in municipal yards, junkyards or recycling centers.”

*Arroz Éstudios is still aware of the rona, and so it will be following all necessary guidelines, and will have limited capacity.



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