Hotel Anantara Vilamoura is hosting an exhibition by Portuguese artist Carmo Pinheiro de Melo from August 7 to the end of September.
“Serra da Estrela, Hemingway 1, Power Remarks 02 and Clapham 01 are just some of the 14 artworks that will be presented at this exhibition,” the resort announced.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Yes to Handmade’, is also described as the “perfect opportunity to travel to the Algarve and be a part of this irreverent exhibition”.
Carmo Pinheiro de Melo, who completed her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London this year, describes herself as a “multidisciplinary artist”.
“I work closely with different mediums, exploring their ‘manuality’, their texture, and combining them to create something new. This knowledge of multiple mediums gives me a unique perspective on how I approach my work and the projects I’m involved in,” she says on her website.
“As a creative and a communicator, I explore topics like feminism and materiality, which I came to develop while completing my Master’s. Working with materials is vital for any piece that I create, exploring the relationship between people and the physicality of art and destabilising the public’s understanding of it. I do this while always taking my personal view as a starting point of each argument.
“The way I work conveys a lot from my experiences and takes on life. I gather a lot of influence from my photography background, which significantly impacts how I frame my work.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a photographer, a painter, a designer or a fine artist. I’m a creative, and that gives me the freedom to develop my own ‘title’.”