TOMAS, Visual Artist
Trees • cabbages • plants • animals • experience
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ABOUT MY SPACE
Our working studio's flat at GRILO, not far from the cente. For us it is a perfect place.
ABOUT ME & MY WORK
After a long period of to much planes and traveling I am now hidden at GRILO (our big studio place) working a lot on things with no name. I must go swim anyway. I was living between Tangier, Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon and other places. Then I quite decided to stop my nomad life. I am now in lisbon to stay at a place. What happened is that I am now living in lisbon but in 3 different places. Weird...
I am now working on plants doing some experiences (simples) on our vegetable garden then I draw, paint, photograph, film them. I am doing big trees paintings and tell a story about something else...I usually use all mediums like video, photo, drawing, sculpture, painting, installation, writing and sound. Ready made and objets trouvés and real life are part of all that...I am now in Lisbon for a while and you can come see what I am talking (...) about...
someone did a video about my work somewhere in france. I did a "festin" for 250 persons and I used no money (directly) so, while I was in residence there I went to work in the fields to receive wine, then I found a lot of wasted things everywhere in town and I had a lot of people contributing...I liked (a lot) those moments (more then this video) the big thing is that the video maker was suppose to shoot but she was working (hard) with us so she didn't film the diner itself nor the supposed most important moments... :-) I like that part. I like also that different people from the same not so big town they stayed together for a few moments and talked ...I heard something like this: what you do in life? -"I am the president of the FRAC museum and you? I live on the street."....and so one....