We are isolated and living off memories from the past. Our bodies cave in to the pedantry of our most secret desires. Even so, we persist and recreate new realities - we can ask dreams to become real, to cradle us, to give us pleasure. We are ripping through shame, hoisting the flag, celebrating the sensorium. The white canvas welcomes our relationship with nature, with desires, with a new reality. Let's call it a landscape for now. Come in.
Landscape II, 2021. Acrylic on linen, 37,5 x 45,5 cm.
Landscape VIII, 2021. Acrylic on linen, 35 x 45 cm.
Martim Dinis currently works in Lisbon (studio at Núcleo A70), after having spent several years in the UK and Brazil. His pictorial research is shaped by his personal interest in the themes of Identity and Intimacy through painting, using different materials like cotton paper, canvas and ceramics. Martim also designs and builds set pieces for theater productions. His works explore the sensual body in the context of fantastic nature, as an invite to experiment an inner space, through a veiled dichotomy between repression and intimacy; nature vs urban, and the friction there might exist between figurative and abstract, as symbols/elements converge, thorugh a particular palette that evokes a dreamlike state. Martim has an MFA degree in Painting (School of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon) and a post-graduation inCreating Theatre and Performance from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).