//Patrícia Monteiro & Patrícia Azevedo
Mirroring performance / 2021

Patrícia Monteiro & Patrícia Azevedo

STATEMENT

Our work is a return to drawing and painting as elemental artistic mediums, through a continuous exercise of exploration of plastic languages in their primary aspects: color, stain, brushstroke, line. Gesture. Hand. Action. A living body that creates. Our work is a return to materiality. A tangible, physical, experience, of relating with the world in a contemplative way (like any artistic creation). Our work is a return to what animates. Our work is an exercise to awake intuition, sensitivity, imagination, fantasy and creativity.

Our work is made with four hands. Our work is a conversation between the two of us. Our work is dissent (like all dialectical relationships). Our work is about finding a way to communicate with each other (although all language is a failure). Our work is about finding ways to exchange with one another. (There is always a way.) There is always something we can exchange with the other. Our work is not about sharing. Our work is about expand. To expand space. To deceive authorship. Our work is about holding space for the other idiosyncrasies.

In the first instance, our work is a materialization through the creation of plastic objects that talk about how we divide the space of creation and expression and how we understand plastic expression. Our work is the aesthetic objects that result from this, but also and above all, our work is an exercise of reflection on itself, as an object that thinks about itself. Our work is an attempt to reflect upon our work process, on what it is to do and to be together as artists, as women, as humans.

Cities / 2021

ARTIST BIO 

Patrícia Azevedo. Born in Porto, in 1984, she lives and works in Portugal. She made the graduation course in Painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal and a Master in Art and Design for Public Space in the same institution. In 2011, she started her Ph.D. studies in Public Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She has organized her first solo exhibition, “Mobilidade Relativa”, in 2007, in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, Porto. Since then she has participated in collective exhibitions like Alternativa International Contemporary Art Festival (Gdansk) or 2012 European Capital of Culture (Guimarães). In the course of her activity as a visual artist, she has maintained a recurrent and transversal interest, both in terms of research and practice, around issues of obsolescence, disappearance and ruin.  Her work call upon diverse media like drawing, painting, performance, photography, video or collage.

The Joy of Painting / 2021

Patrícia Monteiro. Born in Porto, in 1984, she lives and works in Portugal. She made the graduation course in Painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal and a Master in Art and Design for Public Space in the same institution. In 2011, she moved to Mozambique, where she created her company that developed on two fronts: customization of haute couture clothing and training of unemployed women. A convinced feminist, her imagination is strongly influenced by natural life, a taste for adventure and stories. Traveling, eating, talking and drawing are her passions.

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