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BEFORE AND AFTER THIS.

3 May - 2 Jun 2019

Luís Lazáro Matos

Luís Lazáro Matos

Luís Lazáro Matos

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Amidst an inevitable degree of bewilderment at Fairs brought about by seeing so many works simultaneously, one installation struck our attention immediately. It was breathing pleasure, lightness, humor and it …

Amidst an inevitable degree of bewilderment at Fairs brought about by seeing so many works simultaneously, one installation struck our attention immediately. It was breathing pleasure, lightness, humor and it contained an intriguing combination of elements: an animation of a camel, a mural of a coastal city with a camel on it, and drawings of buildings with camel features. Bossa Nova was the title of the work and it radiated a sunniness that alleviated the intensity of the moment. We decided to look further into the work of Luís Lazáro Matos.
Similar to the experience we had as kids, when the main character of an illustrated book is transported to a fantasy world, the immersive installations of Luís reproduced a comparable sensorial astonishment on us. His installations feel like expanded paintings. Color, composition, contrast, depth and texture of the canvas are transformed into three dimensional spaces ruled by the same principles. Principles that Luís seem to master with ease, enjoyment and sensuality. And when speaking with him, it is with the same ease and pleasure that his avid curiosity combines facts that have always fascinated him with synchronicities of the everyday life. ‘I’m completely obsessed by exoplanets at the moment,’ was the promising sentence of our last Skype call.