Drawing Exhibition by Cláudia Sofia and Thomas Mendonçaa
5 APR (6:30 p.m.) to 13 MAY 2018 | 3:00 – 11:00 p.m. | TEATRO TABORDA
[VISUAL ARTS – Try Better, Fail Better’18]

[VISUAL ARTS – Try Better, Fail Better’18]

It is a set of pastel oil drawings and coloured pencils on paper. The end of the party, another one, and the beginning of another hangover. The tragic feeling when we realize that the party is over, both characterized by the bodies still sweaty and by the sudden melancholy that inhabits them. The feeling of discomfort, of regret, of guilt, whenever the lights of the disco are turned on. The urgency to flee and look for another darkness to inhabit for a few minutes, hours or nights. The ambiguous moment in which the day begins to overlap the night and in which we stop fleeing the light – Sleep all day – Physical exhaustion and emotional numbness that follow for weeks. The magic of fairy dust that makes us resurface glorious, inflamed and incandescent of our own ashes, weekend after weekend. We were shooting stars, we will be heroes in ruin.

Cláudia Sofia (n. 1993), from Castro Verde, Painting student at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon. The practice of drawing was always revealed to her as a way of interacting with reality, so it is through daily life and personal memory that she finds the thematic centre of her production. With influences from   illustration and comics she invokes through her personal experience a fantasized and chaotic world.

Thomas Mendonça (n. 1991, France), a visual artist graduated at ESAD in Caldas da Rainha, Thomas works and lives in Lisbon where he has been developing some curatorial projects, but mainly where he exhibits regularly. Highlights include the exhibitions at the Teatro Taborda, FOCO gallery, Geological Museum, National Museum of Natural History and Science and National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado. His focuses of interest are distributed among sentimental melodramas, the post-pop culture and the beauty of the iconic singularity in general. His production manifests itself through various technologies, although with greater emphasis on ceramics and drawing.

FREE ENTRY | tuesday to sunday (15h00 – 23h00)

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