Virgilio Ferreira – Uncanny Places

10.11.2011 in17:17 in Art, Design -->


The ‘Uncanny Places’ project is settled upon the expressive ambiguity of certain images, which are both familiar and foreign at the same time. In my view, these images evoke fragments of the contemporary world. A world of strangeness and similarity, hallucinatory, made of blurred and everchanging boundaries. My pictures aim to get away from that regulated world, without leaving it, but inspecting it

The project deals with binaries such as the logic versus the magical, the rational and the irrational. Poetic experiments are created through an intuitive passage through apparently common places, with no compass; this deliberate aimlessness paves the way for moments of serendipity.