No Road Markings
No Road Markings is an ongoing series of installations aimed to manipulate and convert everyday objects and environments into creative works of art.
Driven by simple curiosity and a bit of self-indulgence, this project is an exploration of ideas and materials, an extension of my existing art, and a way to bring about a different perspective to familiar surroundings.
And, of course, it's all about having fun, and creating whatever comes to mind without having to consider briefs and timelines, or how loud the music is playing.
Let's Go Surfing Instead
It's a skatepark, on a skateboard, in a skatepark.
The idea behind the work was to disrupt the perception of a common object in a playful way, creating an alternate reality within our own.
Inspired by platformer videogames, as well as the simple desire to snatch a traffic cone, the installation is a play on object and environment manipulation, and a different interpretation of some of the worlds and characters that live in my head.
Candy Coloured Cactus Juice
A song emitting from what seems like a regular refrigerator on the outside, acts as an incentive for viewers to open its doors. Those curious enough to do so are met with an explosion of colour, as a world of characters skiing, snowboarding and going about their business are suddenly revealed.
A song and animation describing the world of 'Os Pequeninos' plays on a loop inside the freezer, where characters sit and watch themselves on screen.
In an attempt to decorate a skate deck that stood out against the norm, and as a tribute to 'the beautiful game', I created this. I was frustrated and inspired at the time, recovering from a second ACL reconstruction which prevented me from playing football and skating.