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Tamara Alves

Visual Artist and Illustrator

Tamara Alves (b. 1983) is a Portuguese artist who lives in Lisbon and uses a visual language inspired by urban living.

Using supports with multifaceted characteristics – from painting, to illustration, from installation to urban art. Tamara is interested in a “contextual” art, which inserts itself in the world, abandoning commonplaces having as a predilection to present their works on the street or in public spaces.
In the work of Tamara Alves, the erotic panorama of a contemporary body with these effects of dilatation of the limits that constitute it is represented. A raw passion instead of rational deliberation, a body-without-organs, an animal becoming, the sensations experienced, “hungry naked hysterics” (Allen Ginsberg).

Since 2000, she has participated in several projects, collective and individual exhibitions and urban art interventions.

Tamara Alves

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