Maria Imaginário (1985) is a Portuguese visual artist and illustrator who gained prominence when she began painting colourful ice-creams and other treats on dilapidated buildings around Lisbon in 2005. She has since been developing a deeply personal, exquisite visual universe of a narrative nature based on an original language with a bitter-sweet twist, pouring forth a wealth of emotive characters and stories glazed with a deceitful layer of apparent naiveté, laced with humour and irony. Working on a variety of media, she has been showcasing her work in solo and group shows since 2008.

 

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