A work of art requires no explanation. The work has to speak for itself. It may be the subject of many interpretations, though the artist only had one in mind. Some artists say it's their responsability to make the work understandable for the public, but I don't agree with that. The only responsability lies in being completely truthful to yourself.
Artist Bio / CV
Cristina Lamas (1968). Lives and works in Lisbon. She graduated in fine arts at Ar.Co - Center for Art and Visual Communication, Lisbon. Where she attended drawing studies and the advanced project course (1998-1999).
First solo show took place in 2001 at Lisboa20 contemporary art (Assírio & Alvim), Lisbon.
Followed by 2002 - ”Como Sentir” Ratton gallery, Lisbon and Marília Razuk gallery, Sao Paulo; 2004 - “Desenho” Lisboa20 contemporary Art; 2005 - “Desenho” Lisboa20 contemporary Art; 2007 - “Bahia c/ H” at N. Sra do Rosário church, Salvador, Brazil; 2008 - Lisboa20 Contemporary Art, 2010 - “UMA” at Giefarte.
Group show selection: Drawing Exhibition, Mitra, Lisbon (2000); Sala do Veado, Lisbon (2000); “10 years of Marília Razuk gallery”, Sao Paulo (2002); Drawing prize Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon (2002); Auction Ar.Co, Lisbon (2003); Lisboa20 Contemporary Art group show, Lisbon (2004), Municipal Museum /Black pavilion (2006); Ar.Co, Bazaar at Belem Cultural Center (2006); “Noticias do Agora”, Aliança Francesa, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (2007); “Á volta do papel” at Manuel de Brito Cultural Art Center, Lisbon (2008), “Salon d’Été”, João Esteves de Oliveira (2008), “1 Century, 10 Pencils, 100 Drawings”: Viarco Express, Presidency of the Republic Museum.
Public and private collections where she is represented: Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Paintings in Hospitals, London, United Kingdom; PT Foundation, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon, Banco Espírito Santo, Madrid, Spain. Has been present in several art fairs. She got grants from Orient Foundation in 2000 and 2003, and from Luso American Foundation in 2001.