The writing flows protected in the web, decomposing the spaces created in a register of a primitive wisdom connected to the mysteries of nature, like a seed that promotes and shapes its own universe.
Like a book that opens under the light irradiating from the knowledge contained in the bookshelves of the library, the works in exhibition reveal multiple possibilities of metamorphosis of the words, generating subtle readings through the overlapping of their diaphanous support.
Through Light, the Shadows created by the written words become presence and embody the sense of each one such as image and as narrative.
The title of each image and the citations contained in them unveil a poetic vision, which is almost intimate, creating comprehensive contexts in the approach of this project so full of references.
Under the metaphor of looking, the works in exhibition show the wide possibilities of the transfiguration, where the presence self-referential intersects, sometimes in otherness, reference that is also naming through the written word.
In this exhibition, images and words are composed by layers, in visible overlap, using translucent materials as veils, through which " in the silence arises the place to the invocation of life and to the perfection of its forms".
These are experiences and memories accumulated that carry us to readings inspired by the words or symbols that punctuate the flowing spaces that explore the inside and the outside, the light and shadow, the front and the back.
Matter of Time, travelling through plots aligned in a higher or lower density added for to do a form – be it colour, word or symbol, be it stain, sense or stamp, getting an apparent delicacy of a space which builds itself decomposing – it is revealed in the individual and inverse process of the observation of geology from times and signs, of wish to communicate.
Each work communicates through the fullness and mystery of the origin by inducing curiosity, using imagination and creativity, searching truths in words and images - circular and circumscribed shapes, rose-windows, crystals, minerals, stars, planets, cartographies drawn in labyrinthine geometries from depictions of the biology or chemistry – in the transparency of colour, from the veil and the plot, in the reflected glow of the shapes and the golden stains.
With this exhibition, Alexandra recreates the bond that joins the marks left by communication in ancient times, through message cylinders, with artists like Almada Negreiros (her reference) in a re-discovery and contemporary sensitiveness, wishing the meeting with the interpreters of original thought and respiration, able to return a new meaning to the forms and the words."
April 2017, Manuela Cristóvão, Assistant Professor, Arts School – University of Évora
Exhibited from May 10 to June 22 2017 at Verney College Library, University of Évora, in Évora.