Lot 28 - Mafalda Figueiredo - Holding Space for the Invisible
Mafalda Figueiredo (b.1991, Lisbon) is a figurative painter. She graduated from the Fine Arts University of Lisbon in 2013 and has subsequently worked in Berlin and London, where she is now based. Coming from an artistic family, creativity’s intrinsic to Mafalda’s persona.
As a child she always felt constrained and observed. This incited within her a desire to create, in order to live the freedom, she longed for, through drawings and paintings she produced obsessively.
Through figurative painting, Mafalda attempts to project this thought process into images. She portrays figures looking out of the painting as if they are struck by the realization of being observed. She’s interested in transitioning states, constantly questioning where and when one moves from the position of object of observation to observer, and the imaginary time and space between these two states.
Recently, her work has been exhibited in Berlin and London and international art fairs such as Positions Berlin and Volta Basel. In March 2020, Mafalda had her debut solo exhibition in the US.
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