"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method". Herman Melville

"I know nothing but miracles." Walt Whitman

segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2012

Izidorio Cavalcanti

I went to visit some art galleries in Porto (more photos soon) and found this amazing sculptures by the brazilian artist Izidorio Cavalcanti at Por Amor À Arte gallery. These are broken glass objects (a vase, a bottle, etc) mended with an improbable material, a thin white thread. The result is unexpected: a hardworking, delicate, and utterly hopeless attempt to overcome a big loss (the broken object) with a beautiful fragile embroidery. So good!
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sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2012

A trip to Lisbon

Random photos from a trip to Lisbon on January 2012.

quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2012

Rap and art criticism, if you know what I mean.

I recently found this videos on youtube, "Art Thoughtz" by Hennesy Youngman. This one on Damien Hirst. Good ideas. Listen, internet!

And this one about beauty in art ("...basicaly art is about beauty"). Pay atention to the frame at 2.13/2.14:

A quote from another video, on curators: "Camile Paglia is a man who has somehow convinced the world that he´s a woman"

terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2012

"Stone Matress", a short-story by Margaret Atwood

It´s in the Dec.19& 26 issue of "The New Yorker" and it´s excelent. Who said feminist literature was boring? Here.

segunda-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2012

Mia Brownell

Fruits painted in the detailed style of old dutch still-lives, but following the molecular structure of biomolecules. I like them. Oil on canvas.

domingo, 15 de janeiro de 2012

Concrete and pebbles table

I made this table with white concrete, pebbles and sand from the beach, an old road sign and the base of a stall.

I found those two terracota pieces on the beach. I suspect they may be old fishing nests wheights, but I´m not sure.

sábado, 14 de janeiro de 2012


Olinda Gil gave me this totem. She spent her chilhood in Moçambique, and you can see the african influence in the colors she uses.

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2012


I saw some photos of graffitis by this mexican artist and I instantly became a fan. See more here.

sexta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2012

I finished painting the desk

Acrylic and spray on wood. This is for a school tv studio. With a desk like this, the viewers may look at it instead of paying atention to the program...