CF: Tell us a bit about yourself. When did you first start experimenting with art and what drove you to it?
I was born in a typical neighborhood of Lisbon called Alfama, where I spent my crazy childhood with my grandmother and over 18 cousins. I lived a few years in Spain, but it wasn’t until later, in the Algarve, when I had my first contact with art thanks to my mother’s fantastic bookshelf. She’s an Art History teacher. Then I moved on to college, but I quickly realized that this was not the way and that what I really wanted was to create.
CF: Where do you normally get your inspiration from? It seems that a lot of your works are somehow connected to images of outer space. where does this obsession come from?
I find inspiration in new music, contemporary and classic artists, poetry, the old man in the tavern. It’s a fact that the outer space topic is part of my work, but there are more variants.
CF: Why do you choose collage as a medium to express your ideas? what is it about collage that you find the most interesting?
I like collage as a medium because it is very experimental. It simply allows me to experiment without any specific end.
“I was born in a typical neighborhood of Lisbon, where I spent my crazy childhood with my grandmother and over 18 cousins”
CF: If you could choose a soundtrack for your work, what would you choose?
Right now I am revisiting Snöleoparden.
CF: What is your favorite thing about living in Lisbon?
I like the sense of neighborhood that exists in the most typical areas. Although it is a big city, people still communicate so much on a social level.
CF: What can we expect from your art in the future? Are there any themes or other media that you would like to explore?
I would definitely like to explore other materials and add a new dimension to my work.