MADALENA LOBAO TELLO
About Madalena Lobao-Tello
Theoretical foundation of my artworks
"Latitudes and Attitudes"
In me there is also the spirit of the Portuguese sailors and adventurers.
Everything begins with the journey imposed from the old world, the Portugal of the Discovery and the colonies to Mozambique, in Africa, full of black ethnic groups, magic, shapes, textures, fantastic lights and a splendid color.
The distance between my dormant origins and that sudden awakening does not exhaust the interminable question: Who am I? I experience this fabulous latitude mixing it with other lives, with other pains, with the purity of the color and the pattern of mosaics that they call Mestiza.
I built Attitudes from my Latitudes.
In these Latitudes I searched for the seeds of jungle light that populate my paintings and ceramics.
In these latitudes I found the mestizas that inhabit my works.
My Latitudes and Attitudes and the mixture of Color and Pain with which I confronted myself during this life precursor determine my search for Art within the Human Being, specifically within the Universe of Being Woman.
I feel aware that in art, knowing and being moved, that art does not interpret, reveals; it does not explain ... it shows the hidden side of the Human Being. What I express is, therefore, a journey from within the spirit ... to the "doors and windows of the soul", feminine territories of connection with Life and Divinity.
In these Latitudes, with my Attitudes and through Art I continue looking for the experiences of "Being a Woman."
Porto ( Portugal), 2000