As a result of the work begun about five years ago, entitled ‘CO2’, the exhibition by Maria Tomé, opens tomorrow, June 13, 6:30 pm, at the Municipal Museum of Faro.
O diariOnline South Region newspaper went to see the exhibition set up and asked the artist about the name, to which the Algarve responded by stating "CO2 because it is up to date, because trees bring us oxygen, which in many parts of the world are cutting down those trees …"
The works consist of recycled images from fashion magazines, in which the mannequins are replaced by what the artist imagines was behind them, in practice cutting and pasting gold leaf, silver leaf and acrylic painting, for replace the sky.
The natural artist from São Brás de Alportel refers at a given step that the images she saw on television and on the internet during the confinement period, cities, gardens and forests without people, are linked to the works she exhibits, in which the main objective "Is to alert people to the preservation of the environment."
In addition to several exhibitions in Paris (France), Maria Tomé has already exhibited in Porto, Tavira, Loulé and Almancil, hoping that an opportunity to exhibit in Lisbon will soon appear.
It should be noted that the ‘CO2’ it will be on display at the Municipal Museum of Faro until the 2nd of August, and can be visited from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 5 pm.