ELEPHANT VS RHINO (on going)"On 3rd June 1515, King Manuel I arranged a public fight in Lisbon between one of the elephants in his collection of exotic animals and a rhinoceros that had just arrived from India.It is precisely this encounter – which was as unusual as it was exotic, as poetic as it was tragic – that Teresa Esgaio has challenged herself to reproduce at Underdogs in the form of a visual enactment in progress. She intends to carry out here a detailed, delicate work with recourse to soft pastel and graphite powder, reproducing the intricate textures and individual nuances of each animal with the aim of portraying the encounter between the two animals in life-size."
Project developed in the scope of the Underdogs Artist Residency Programme.
Work in progress of Elephant vs Rhino.
(IMPOSSIBLE) MEMORY GAME WITH FRAGMENTS.
COUNTING STRIPES"Poucas pessoas contaram as riscas de uma zebra, mas todos os que o fizeram regressaram diferentes." "Only a few people have counted a zebra's stripes, but all who have returned different." (see all drawings)
AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS A 100-day project with each day dedicated to a different memory, a visual recording of things I would like not to forget. As I forget less what I draw, I challenged myself to draw one memory every day as if in a competition with the elephant, elephants never forget. (see all drawings)
GREENAn attempt of drawing the color green in grayscale.
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