José's Armchair - Vieira Saraiva

Technique: Oil on Canvas
Size: 100x80cm


José's Armchair - original artwork by Vieira Saraiva.

Technique: Oil on Canvas.
Size: 100x80cm
Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

"This paintings was different from my usual ones, there are no body deformations, no weird lighting, no bodies floating in the sky. It is just a portray of my friend and faltmate José sitting on an armchair in our little apartment’s."

"The painting process was aided with the use of a photograph as reference so that I could paint in the atelier. There wasn’t much of a thought process going into this painting, I wanted to create a mood and I wanted to be as faithful to the photo as I could."

"The angle of the viewer was meant to exalt José’s position. He looks down upon the viewer  as if he was in some kind of higher hierarchy even thought he is clearly dressed for comfort and not in a presentable way. So, in a way he does seem to stand in an higher ground, but at the same time he presents himself in sloppy manner."

"In a way I suppose this is how José might make you feel about him, he has quite the personality and you just don’t know how to feel about it. To finish the painting off I was feeling like he was looking too static. Looking to change that and give it some vibrance I mixed some line work within the painting, giving it the sensation of movement."

Donation: 7% of this artwork will go to "Socorrer a Linha da Frente". This association was created to help healthcare professionals at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 by delivering meals, beds and personal hygiene items to hospitals.
About the artist: Vieira Saraiva (Porto) is an art2act®️ artist based in Porto, Portugal. In the last years, the artist has improved his painting skills and has participated in a few local exhibitions, which makes him an artist to watch closely in the near future. "I believe art should help ease the soul of the viewer but must of all it should ease the soul of the artist."

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