segunda-feira, 24 de novembro de 2008


... at the end of the day, and everybody should be aware of it, there are not so many geniuses around and not so many great artists around.

Philippe Segalot, art consultant, New York

the brilliant robot painter by Leonel Moura @ Arte Lisboa 08 contemporary art fair
photo by miss rabbit

sábado, 15 de novembro de 2008

Junky cover #4

2002, Penguin Books edition


Berlin 2008 - Director's cut
photos by José Elói

pen drawing on paper
29 x 21 cm
Ditosos os fazedores de sistemas pessimistas! Não só se amparam de ter feito qualquer coisa, como também se alegram do explicado, e se incluem na dor universal.

Fernando Pessoa in Livro do Desassossego, (composto por Bernardo Soares, ajudante de guarda-livros na cidade de Lisboa).

quinta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2008

Gajas boas ( hot chicks )...

Blondie aka Debbie Harry

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
In between
What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine
Love is so confusing there's no peace of mind
If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good
You teasing like you do
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I'm the one you're using, please don't push me aside
We coulda made it cruising, yeah
Yeah, riding high on love's true bluish light

from my personal vinyl collection and memories.

Sinthomas review:

photos by Manuel Simões e Cláudia...


In 2000, in the painting Waiting for God, I used for the first time a pin with a logo like a motive for my painting. This logo come from Aphex Twin aka Richard David James, an electronic musician and dj.
I decided to put this motive in my painting after watching Come to Daddy, the orgiastic mind-fuck video directed by Chris Cunningham in 1997 to the music of Aphex Twin.

Aphex Twin's logo was created, not by Dan Parkes as some sources assert, but by designer Paul "Terratag" Nicholson in 1992. Nicholson: "Dan Parkes was the illustrator of the artwork that appeared on the "Ventolin" release. A s far as I know, that is the only artwork that Dan created for Richard. A little piece of trivia about the logo: at the time I met Richard, I had being doing artwork for a San Francisco-based skatewear label called Anarachic Adjustment. Their 'thing' at the time had been the whole "alien" vibe (remember, we are talking 1991). So, I had been creating loads of designs based around the letter 'A' which got knocked back. Richard, having seen the work in progress, liked where I was going with the amorphic shape and from these I developed what is now the Aphex 'A.' The logo was finished early 1992, in time to appear on the "Xylem Tube" sleeve." (1)
(1) information taken from
Eight years later I revisited the lyrics of Come to Daddy in this recent nightmare drawing

quarta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2008

first cover 4 junky

1953 - Ace Double edition, credited to William Lee aka William S. Burroughs.

sábado, 8 de novembro de 2008

Evil needs to be pondered just as much as good, for good and evil are ultimately nothing but ideal extensions and abstractions of doing, and both belong to the chiaroscuro of life.

C. G. Jung in Psychology & Alchemy

TIGER 2004
pen drawing on paper
21 x 14.8 cm

blackats memorabilia


No outro dia fui ao meu clube de video com a intenção de alugar o dvd do filme Shortbus (2006) escrito e realizado por John Cameron Mitchell. Queria revê-lo, sofria de ennui gripal era de tarde e não me apetecia fazer nada.
-Estava fora! - disse a menina. E provavelmente não voltaria, já estava fora há muito tempo.
Voltei para casa a pensar nas palavras de Susannah Breslin no seu blog;

I've seen all kinds of porn - mainstream porn, altporn, feminist porn, fetish porn, midget porn. In my opinion, porn is porn. Porn is a movie in which people are fucking, period. You can call it what you want, and spin it how you will, but at the end of the day you're watching people fuck for show, for money, for a living. Porn is a pretty rough trade, and no amount of spin can doctor that fact.

Restou-me, apenas, chegar a casa fazer um charuto e passar o resto da tarde a ouvir a Nazi Girlfriend do Iggy Pop:

I want to fuck her on the floor
Among my books of ancient lore
So I will make a full report
I got a Nazi Girlfriend


sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2008


Berlin 2008 - photos by José Elói

In Berlin, by the wall
you were five foot ten inches tall
It was very nice
candlelight and Dubonnet on ice
We were in a small cafe
you could hear the guitars play
It was very nice
it was paradise
You're right and I'm wrong
hey babe, I'm gonna miss you now that you're gone
One sweet day
lyrics by Lou Reed in Berlin
dj nightmare's cut

bling bling...

acrylic and spraypaint on canvas
100 x 70 cm
presented in Funny Games exhibition, Porto 2002

quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2008

Route A8 to Lisbon autoshots


acrylic on canvas
50 x 300 cm