ARTIST DETAILS

FREDERICO REIS ELIAS

Portugal

“Born in 1991, Lisbon, Portugal. From 2009 to 2012 he successfully completed the BA (Hons.) Course in Sculpture at FBAUL, Lisbon. Through Erasmus he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Italy (Sculpture), in the academic year 2011/2012. From 2012 to 2014 he followed the MA course in Artistic Anatomy (at FBAUL), specializing in the study of the human body. Currently, he is developing his work in an atelier in Lisbon.”

 

ARTWORKS

"On The Other Side" N°1111

When we are kids we want to be grownups, we enjoy to hold their drinks, to imagine ourselves in the future, as our parents, as our heroes. Then when we become adults, we desire to return to our childhood where the life was simple, without problems or big obligations, where we arrived home after school and we were able to play and have fun. The mirror between both figures is actually a special glass, where you can be reflected but at the same time you are able to see through the glass. So the kid sees himself reflected in the mirror, projecting his thoughts about what would be his future, but naturally he will never know how it will turn in future, so he cannot see the other side. Otherwise, the adult sees himself reflected and also through the glass, remembering his childhood, the time that he had no concerns and everything was simple.

2017
225 x 190 x 100 cm
Fiberglass, wood, glass and metal

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