Six centuries of artistic creation
In 1970 Cruz-Filipe used for the first time the photosensitive canvas, a starting point for a work of confrontation between painting and photography, in the way of seeing and expressing the real and the imagined. Timeless spaces and atmospheres, settings that carry us to various thematic and spatial planes, such as successive screens, articulated in multiple imaginary worlds, appear on the canvas, at once a pictorial and a photographic medium. In "Mares (6)” a dialogue of images develops that, based on reality, depart from it by the will of the painter/photographer, who rethinks and manipulates them in an elaborate intellectual work, creating a landscape scenography marked by technical ambiguity between photography and painting. This raises the reflection on the place of photography and the place of painting and their many possibilities for confrontation and representation.
| Acrylic over digital print on canvas, 117 x 177 cm
| FUNCHAL. MUDAS - Contemporary art Museum