Margarida Girão

Margarida's collages are bright and lively! She is attentive to geometry in her pieces which is a wonderful contrast with the bold femininity she displays in each piece. (Usually you expect to see a softer approach). She shows us pretty collages can also be strong!

Margarida Girão
Lisbon, Portugal

Describe your work in 10 words or less.

Feminine. Emotion. Meaning.

What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!

Vintage magazines, books, photographs and stuff I find at home or in the streets.

How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?

Since I was 13. I don't know how to draw so I collect images and through collages I make up stories.

Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?

I am also a web designer and work as a creative at an editorial publisher. And with Inês Santiago we have a creative team, SHORT.

Do you have any formal art training?

No. My background is in linguistics and new technologies.

Explain your favourite techniques.

I love to mix images that are aesthetically pleasing. Usually I can get great effects with this. And I am always surprised by the effects.

Describe your favourite piece ever created.

I love the portraits made with animals and people. Animals & Humans mixed-up in beautiful portraits.

What other artists do you admire?

I like Matthew Billington and recently I have found Stephen Gill!

Thanks Margarida!

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