ALL OF US, JOANINHA AND COSTA NOVA
For several years now I have had a strong connection to Aveiro, Ílhavo and Costa Nova.
It all started with the various design works I did for the Vista Alegre porcelain factory, I later came to know the Vera Cruz Gallery and José Alberto Rafeiro.
There is a powerful "visual side" in this region that has deeply inspired my work over the last 10 years, which I strongly wanted to convey in this exhibition. Whites, reds, blues and the bright, strong sunlight in its powerful contrast to the blue waters.
My painting is made of feelings and emotions, analysis of nature and inspiration in the beings that, hand in hand with me, live here and now, and I think this exhibition constitutes a sharp picture of who I am.
Joaninha? — Surprises are also part of life!
Sofia Areal | Lisbon, September 2015