Solo exhibition at the Municipal Library Tomaz Borba Vieira, Convento dos Franciscanos, in the town of Lagoa, 1-30 April, 2017

For me, the representation of the human body is a sensual dialogue of expressive exploration. When I paint a portrait, a look in the shapes, in the interplay of light and shadows, for the silent expression of what might be under the skin. This collection of portraits does not follow the usual custom of portraying the face, instead I choose body fragments: feet, hand, back, belly. In each case, the fragmented body is an expressive body. Although this collection is diversified in terms of mediums and techniques, the unifying thread is that which challenges us beyond the immediately evident.  

Tomaz Borba Vieira

Tomaz Borba Vieira

Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, 2017, collection of Municipality of Lagoa

Tomaz: O que importa e o mar

Tomaz: O que importa e o mar

Oil on canvas, 120x180cm (three panels), 2017, Permanent exhibit of Tomaz Borba Vieira Public Library, collection of Municipality of Lagoa

Leonor Sampaio

Leonor Sampaio

Oil on canvas, 35x45 cm, 2017, private collection

Victor

Victor

Oil over canvas, 35 cm x 45 cm, private collection

Vida

Vida

Oil on canvas, 35 cm x 45 cm, 150 euros

Natalia 1

Natalia 1

Oil over canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm, permanent collection of Centro Natalia Correia, Faja de Baixo, property of municipality of Ponta Delgada

Woman with head scarf

Woman with head scarf

Collage on paper, 29 cm x 33 cm, 150 euros

Two Spirits

Two Spirits

Mixed media on paper, 20x25 cm, 2016, 100 euros

Matthew

Matthew

Mixed media on paper, 20x25 cm, 2016, private collection

Where the world is born

Where the world is born

Oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2015, 250 euros

Natalia looking back

Natalia looking back

Oil on canvas, 30 cm x 40 cm, permanent display at Junta de Freguesia da Faja de Baixo, property of Junta de Freguesia da Faja de Baixo

Silent desperation

Silent desperation

Conte' on paper, 30 cm x 46 cm, 150 euros

Self portrait with cracks

Self portrait with cracks

Mixed media over canvas, 27 cm x 35 cm, artist's collection

Portrait of middle age woman

Portrait of middle age woman

Acrylic over loose canvas, 28 cm x 39 cm, 60 euros

My hand

My hand

Mixed media on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2016, private collection

Old man's eyes

Old man's eyes

Conte' over paper, 20 cm x 25 cm, 80 euros

Old eyes

Old eyes

Conte' on paper, 20 cm x 25 cm, private collection

Natalia island and ocean

Natalia island and ocean

Mixed media on canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm, destined for Junta de Freguesia da Faja de Baixo

From the back

From the back

Acrylic and chalk over paper, 36cm x 40 cm, 50 euros

In balance

In balance

Oil on canvas, 60cm x 80 cm, 400 euros

Feet

Feet

Oil on canvas, 50cm x 70cm, 250 euros

Female back

Female back

Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 70 cm, 200 euros

Legs

Legs

Oil on canvas, 50cm x 70cm, 2014, private collection

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Oil on canvas, 35cm x 45cm, artist's private collection

Sorrow 2

Sorrow 2

Mixed media on paper, 23 cm x 29 cm, 2015, 50 euros

Shadows

Shadows

Conte pencils on craft paper, 31 cm x 46 cm, 2015, 40 euros

Untitled

Untitled

Acrylic and sand base, oil on canvas, 2015, 400 euros