Musings

On Emptiness

On Emptiness Around the time when I founded LAR, I stumbled across the Japanese concept of “ma”: a pause in time or an emptiness in space; the time and space life needs to grow. It has really stuck with me, and I’ve been thinking about and meditating on emptiness a lot since then, coming across …

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MACHEIA

MUSINGS with Iany Gayo and Lucrezia Papilloof MACHEIA “This leads to a different awareness and sensibility to how everything is interconnected.” Macheia is a term that refers to a measurement of quantity equivalent to one’s hand. The studio was created in 2020 by Italian-German product designer Lucrezia Papillo and Mozambican-Portuguese architect Iany Gayo. After graduating …

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Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

MUSINGS with Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf “all my work has been an investigation of the self” Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up between Germany and the UK and is currently living between London and Lisbon. She works across a range of media including painting, photography, printmaking and video. Her work, which focuses heavily on …

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Billy Pitta-Gróz

MUSINGS with Billy Pitta-Gróz “It’s like entering a meditative state, almost like tabula rasa” For Billy Pitta-Gróz, natural stone is fascinating. In its essence it contains history. He uses the distinct expressiveness of each piece in the conception of his ‘vessels’: for light, water, people, for other objects. In Portugal, he has these raw materials of exceptional …

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Pedro Vaz

MUSINGS with Pedro Vaz “you need time, a time of experience, ‘mountain time’” Pedro Vaz is a visual artist living and working in Lisbon. He graduated from the Universidade de Belas Artes in Lisbon. In his work, he explores themes of nature and landscape, mostly working in painting and video-installation. The personal contact with real environments …

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