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Perceptions by Maria José Oliveira and Marta Costa Reis

Exhibition  /  23 Apr 2022  -  28 May 2022
Published: 01.05.2022
Galeria Tereza Seabra Jóias de Autor
Management:
Tereza Seabra
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Intro
The symbols of our own time will also be part of that group of mysterious images in a future we don’t have access to. We can’t know how the simple or complex things of our daily lives will be looked upon, the same way our gaze into the past is full of uncertainty.

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Marta Costa Reis, Maria José Oliveira
There are images that survive over time and whose significance doesn’t survive with them. The historical and archeological records show us objects and symbols whose meaning has faded away. There is something inherently mysterious in that lost past, in our perceptions of what we no longer understand. The symbols of our own time will also be part of that group of mysterious images in a future we don’t have access to. We can’t know how the simple or complex things of our daily lives will be looked upon, the same way our gaze into the past is full of uncertainty.
The feeling that there is something behind the veils of reality, which we can perhaps grasp, is part of that fascination, even if it is all a figment of our imagination.
In this series of works, I choose objects and shapes that interest me and played with them, making them familiar and finally usable. Some will be recognisable, some not so much. They are a moment in time, in a history, we will never fully know. 
These pieces are question marks.

/ Marta Costa Reis


Perceptions
To see without looking.
Draw with closed eyes.
To think.
Walk close to a tree. Rose brown trunk. It is a peach tree.
Daydream. Spectral perfection.
Shape felt from seed to fruit.
Impressions gathered by the senses. Retained by memory.
Function of symbol. Tree-man.
How could we be so distracted and forgetful of what is around us?
From sensitive knowledge and other types of experiences. Contained in everything. Moments of violence and death.

 
Quoting Pier Paolo Pasolini: “There are things that can only be lived, or, if we insist on saying them, we must do it in poetry”. (Distri Publishers, 1985).
 
I thank Alberto Caetano for the offer of the prunings of the peach trees from his orchard.
 
/ Maria José Oliveira
 
Marta Costa Reis. Brooch: Cross, 2022. Cedar wood and oxidized silver.. 6.5 x 5.5 0.8 cm. Marta Costa Reis
Brooch: Cross, 2022
Cedar wood and oxidized silver.
6.5 x 5.5 0.8 cm
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Marta Costa Reis. Brooch: Hóstia, 2022. Marble, gold plated silver.. 6.5 x 6.3 x 0.7 cm. Marta Costa Reis
Brooch: Hóstia, 2022
Marble, gold plated silver.
6.5 x 6.3 x 0.7 cm
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Marta Costa Reis. Bracelet: Pukku, 2022. Bronze. Variable dimmensions. Marta Costa Reis
Bracelet: Pukku, 2022
Bronze
Variable dimmensions
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Maria José Oliveira. “Perceptions”. 2022. Triptic. Digital impression on 180g paper (Edition 1/1 + P/A). 120 x 60 cm. Photo by Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro..
Maria José Oliveira. “Perceptions”. 2022. Triptic. Digital impression on 180g paper (Edition 1/1 + P/A). 120 x 60 cm. Photo by Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro.

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