Anacronismo (Anachronism) Ressia – Valter Lopes
He was born in Coimbra in 1980 and has a degree in Painting from the Coimbra School of Arts. The human figure is one of the central themes of his painting. Paints oil and acrylic. But he uses photography as a tool to capture the image of models.
Photography allows him to move away from his own reality. It gives other points of view that he applies to the painting. Some works reflect movements and breaks, which arise intentionally through the photographic accident and the natural movement of living things.
In painting, what fascinates him is the process and not the end. Moments of unexpected change, discoveries that flow quickly, and endless hours of looking at the pieces. As a dialogue between creativity and personal experiences. The object of painting results as multiple, fragmented and unfinished. Something that never fully reveals itself. Sometimes old works mingle with new ones, nullifying their time and merging different figurative layers, which lead us to abstraction.