Luisa Freitas West Midlands, United Kingdom
My practice is one of storytelling through various mediums, some might be painting with subtle narrative elements, straight forward illustrations or short animations. Mostly, I search for the subtle narrative weaved within aesthetics.
My practice is one of storytelling through various mediums, some might be painting with subtle narrative elements, straight forward illustrations or short animations. Due to my classical arts background, my works present a strong sense of visual aesthetics paired with a conceptual point of view, placing the visuals in service of thought. Starting with a traditional drawing method as a basis for most of my works, I proceed to explore various mediums to bring them to life via the use of mixed media, amongst which digital tools, traditional process, various materials in an arts and crafts methodology and most recently 2D and 3D animation. I am passionate about exploring different colours and methods, via which I can push the boundaries of my practice and improve by trying new possibilities and solutions, introducing new perspectives onto my artworks, encouraging growth. Much like storytelling, Art is a conversation in its own right, so when working on a project my process stems from the question: "What do I want to talk about"? Through this question I can use by skills to best propose a topic to the audience, to be discussed or simply to be heard. Such, might derive from a personal experience, an idea or a social issue I believe needs to be .
Projects and exhibitions
10/08/2019 — 12/08/2012
Live art initiative entitled “14 (2x2)”, where fourteen artists where invited to take action and create art live to an audience for the duration of three days, in the gallery named "Cinco de Outubro" (Five of October) in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. Afterwards, the works remained exhibited in the gallery for the duration of a...[Read more]
|Galerias 5 de Outubro, Funchal, Portugal||Details|
Spring Pop-Up Market
Spring sales fare at the Priory visitor centre at the heart of Coventry, aiming towards the sales of locally produced products for locals. My section covered the sales of art items, such as Prints, keychains, notebooks, sticker sheets and postcards.
|Priory visitor Centre, Coventry||Details|
01/10/2018 — 20/10/2018
Exhibition of the MA works created during the course Illustration and animation, in Coventry University during the year 2018-19. My works consisted of a sample of two projects, firstly pages of an Ebook and second a 2D animation of sea creatures. The book was composed of illustrations done with watercolour then edited digitally and the...[Read more]
|Drapers Bar, Coventry||Details|
01/05/2016 — 31/05/2016
University group exhibition of the student's works produced during the Erasmus year abroad. The venue occurred in the Colégio dos Jesuitas (Jesuit college), in the city of Funchal, in Madeira, Portugal. My section of the exhibition was composed of a series of projects created during different modules, from live model drawing, to glass work...[Read more]
|Colégio dos Jesuitas, Funchal||Details|