Susana Ayres

About

My present graphical research gravitates around the process, where chance and “revelation” can both be cause and arrival point.

Through the capture/creation of pictorical compositions resulting from a cast of elements – the manipulation of pigments, the work table, cadence of gesture, weight of the body, paper grain and, importantly, the memory of materials – i aim for the surfaces to become tactile, or atmospherical at times, until a certain state of the matter is cristalized, in an image. I thus propose a possible space between drawing, engraving and painting.

Concerning subject, I’m drawn to the inate freedom in an image, its self-sufficiency from a representation. The works attempt to make possible that several apprehensions take place in the interpretative space of the observer.

 

 

bio

Lisbon, 1988.
Masters in Architecture by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 2012; architect by trade.
Between 2018-2020 enrollment in the Drawing and Painting Academy, at Mart Art School.
Home in São Paulo, Rotterdam, and currently Lisbon.
Since 2020 artist resident at Mart Art School.