Tomás de Castro Neves

Men in Blue

The patterns and cobalt blue images, remind us of the old walls of Lisbon.

Neves explores the primitive representations of masculinity.

“I’m always looking for new ways to explore my aesthetic.”

In the exhibition “Men in Blue,” we can clearly see the aesthetic influence of the rich Portuguese architectural tradition, both in the color palette and in the repetition of images by the artist Tomás de Castro Neves. Cobalt blue men that evoke the tiles of Lisbon, forming a pattern that runs throughout his work.

“Man, nudity, and blue constitute the language that draws a body in counter-scene with another, which could be the same. The dichotomy between action regarding the other and oneself is vast enough to be represented. These are records that reference the collective from a primitive formalization, which is progressively more defined and contemporary.”