Noris Maria Dias

My art is not meant to change the world. Actually, it can not change much, but it reconciles me with life. It makes it possible to persevere, after all. My art is my private and eternal creative process. It slowly and carefully brings out the bright spots from an otherwise rather gloomy canvas. And by playing with the dark and the light, with black and white, with dualism and antagonism, that is the greatness of life, I create my works and reduce my anxiety.

My pictures are figurative and greatly influenced by expressionism. They tend to depict themes with increased focus on the human condition, the masculine and the feminine, and the relationship between man and nature. In the light and gayness there is always something reminiscent of the dark and gloomy, whilst more somber paintings always contain a beam of light.