The individual exhibition CONTRASTE (CONTRAST) by Rita Ravasco, will open on October 13, from 6 pm. to 8.30 pm. The exhibition will run until November 4 and the admission is free.
In an invisible space with an unknown dimension, we all share a universe where feelings, memories, and teachings are interwoven. This unique space is an infinite reservoir of elements that combine and recreate our individuality.
The artistic journey of Rita Ravasco, represented in this exhibition, is a testimony of her in the last nine months, which took many unexpected turns. There have been changes, confrontations, experiences, and journeys that have shaped each of these artworks. The spaces of creation have changed, the influence of external, physical, emotional and sensory elements have created new portals of connection that have been repeated with each advance in the creative process.
During this period, Rita immerses herself in a new visual language, breaking with conventions and revealing a freer, faster and more intuitive expression. This metamorphosis clearly distances herself from the digital and surrealist pop style and has as a link to the past bright colours, critical reflections and the same dose of irony.
The artist finds in her work the expression of different realities, between stillness and movement, smiling and crying, being and not being, giving rise to the most diverse characters, colours and shapes. Rita shows us that choices are made only when you know the contrast.
Rita Ravasco was born in Mourão, in 1989, and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, in Plastic Arts – Advanced Painting. The visual artist is dedicated to illustration, painting, video, stopmotion, drawing, mural painting and sculpture.
She uses found objects or objects purchased at second-hand markets. Rita sees her creative process as a factory with multiple collaborators, each with their own visual expression. Her work are produced by different “I’s” as if they were workers in the same factory, although they all have unique characteristics. A camouflaged connection between her creations reveals that they all come from the same creative source.
Her career includes numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as collaborating on illustrations for magazines and newspapers, such as Sábado magazine. Rita Ravasco has also participated in various artistic events, such as the Loures Public Art Festival, Iminente 2022 and 2023 Festival and Boom 2022 Festival, among other challenges. It is worth highlighting the mural recently curated by the magazine FOme at the Valença municipality.
The relationship between Apaixonarte and Rita is long and close, and this is her 3rd solo exhibition, in our gallery.