Patricia Tavares

Through the Flames
41″x31″; collage; 2017

Patricia Tavares
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Having gained much professional experience in cinema and television, I decided to refocus on developing my artistic skills, mainly in collage. In recent years, I have been researching the possibilities of using images, taking them out of their everyday context and blending them with other images to create a new reality. I have been doing this through the use of various techniques and mostly using paper as base material, collecting and combining these fragments in a random way. What follows is the possibility for the viewer to go beyond the real and to enter an illusionary and imaginative world of surprises.

My creative process unfolds from materials in disuse. Used and discarded in the forever spinning wheel of consumption, commonplace and obvious remains or fragments which, reorganized in colours, shapes and textures, take part in a game of deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.

These abstract images that start to appear are connected with my other lines of research, like the aerial abstracts photos of the Earth, plantation fields, human frontiers and one’s own memories.


Patricia Tavares is a Brazilian visual artist, who lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and London.

She worked in the film and television industry for 25 years. Having gained much professional experience, she decided to refocus on developing her artistic skills.

I have been studying since 2013 at The School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), at Charles Watson’s studio and in different courses and workshops including “Contemporary Collage”, a short course with Rod Judkins at Saint Martins School, London. As I develop my collage technique, the pieces become bigger. Recently, I finished a course called “Poetry immersions” at Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro, and it ended with a class group exhibition “Flutuantes” that was up through 25 February 2018. I also took part in other group exhibitions, including: Centro Cultural dos Correios in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, 2017; Fluminense Federal University in Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, 2016; ArtRua in Rio de Janeiro, 2015 and The House, museum of Brazilian objects, São Paulo, 2013.

Tavares studied advertising and marketing and fine arts. Between 2002 and 2003, she was the coordinator and producer of the Museu de Arte Moderna’s “Città America” with curator Fernando Cocchiarale.


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