Woman and Hat
Pilar Figueira is a Portuguese artist currently based in Cazenovia, NY.
She creates period paintings of scenes that feel strikingly familiar with brush strokes of oil and nostalgia. Her work explores the process of the reconstruction of memory and identity that takes place as generations emerge and disappear.
By representing common experiences shared in old photographs, her paintings transform old memories into new narratives, creating figurative portraits that are both anonymous in nature but also very personal.
Figueira intentionally leaves part of the ground layer visible, like incomplete patches, showing the painting as a story yet to be finished. Women play a crucial pictorial role in her work.
Her art has been exhibited at the The Blaffer Art Museum, The Lawndale Art Center's 'The Big Show" in Houston, and the Vignette Art Fair at The Women’s Museum in Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
Carpenter’s Barn Art Center Lakeland Park Cazenovia, NY 13035, United States