Thais Moretzshon presents «the intuitive side of lightness» at Galeria Aderita Artistic Space

In Vale do Lobo

The Aderita Artistic Space Gallery, in Vale do Lobo, will open, on the 4th of August, at 17 pm, an exhibition by Brazilian artist Thais Moretzshon.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1986, the artist presents an artistic career in watercolor, guided by the observation of nature with a focus on marine animals and birds. The taste for painting watercolor emerged at university, as a student of Object Design, but it asserted itself in a greater way when she left the country, in 2019, to live in Spain.

The isolation caused by the pandemic led her to rediscover the pleasure of painting and what was initially a hobby led her to experience personal fulfillment and inner happiness, becoming a professional path.

In Portugal, where he has been present for almost three years, he finds in the sea, in dolphins and whales and – always – in birds, his greatest source of creativity.

She is a born observer and likes to paint in large formats, in which she can highlight all the peculiarities. A preference that his training in Architecture and post-graduation in Interior Design will not escape.



“I was immediately attracted to her work by the detail and the very large formats”, says Adérita Silva, curator of the Aderita Artistic Space Gallery. “There is a determination and sincerity to her expression, as well as a mastery of watercolor technique that are very endearing,” she adds.

In the intimate relationship with the technique, Thais Moretzshon classifies as “enchanting” the movement that the watercolor finds when in contact with the paper. “Although I start from a photographic reference, from which I elaborate the pencil drawing, as the work progresses, I feel that the stain has a feeling of its own and there is a lot that I let happen.”

After all, there's plenty of room for the surprise factor. “Technical mastery is not everything. The teardrops observed under a microscope can look like mosaics, ice crystals, they can look like mandalas, because the water vibrates... and, even using the technique, the water offers us an involuntary part that brings lightness to the work. The water works as it wants.”

“Part of the watercolor technique”, explains the artist, “consists of accepting that stains, as in life, are involuntary. As in life, blemishes are not flaws and defects, they are part of our path and we have to work to accept them when they get out of control.”

But just as the material influences the work, so does the artist influence the material. “Water has a feeling of its own, but my feeling also changes the water and its movement”. “Sometimes,” he explains, “the stain goes where I didn't want it. I notice that the more I accept, the more beautiful the work becomes. And the most beautiful works are always the lightest. And so it happens when I have the lightness to accept the involuntary nature of water.”

This is perhaps the aspect he most values ​​in the technique he adopted for his identity as an artist: its versatility and irreverence, the intuitive side of lightness. Life lessons that the artist keeps in her journey today.

To see, between the 4th and 27th of August, from Monday to Friday (14:00 – 18:00) and Saturdays (10:00 – 18:00).