As I continue to explore and develop my practice as a painter, the Flesh, Desire, Religion, and Eros are fundamental aspects for my contemplation and study.
The purpose of this exhibition is to show a little more of the work I am currently developing. How do we paint Desire?
“Desire as the subject of painting. The painting of desire. But is it not desire, also, that makes us paint? Does not all painting, all art, stem from an enigmatic, prepersonal need for «blood» rather than consciousness, from an imperative desire, an obscure «artistic will»?
[excerpt from the book Teologia da Carne (A Theology of the Flesh) by Sousa Dias, on my painting]