Try to make myself a work of artA commissioned work by Solar, "Try to make myself a work of art", is a site specific work for Solar Gallery space where I will turn the gallery in my home/photo studio and make a serie of photos based on the concept of still/moving images. A process, an irony turning the body and myself on what I want to project, exploring what we could perceive as natural.
With a series of simple poses I will model a role, and then throws it away. Who am I now? The body is condemned to a series of attitudes, posings, readings. Unable to escape it's status as a kind of story to be told. Even the most casual poses provoke a detailed, absolutely precise reading of who I'm, and what I'm doing here. It’s déjà vu all over all over again...
Through Solar space, playing, shooting and showing in the same place, It’s as if I'm standing looking right beside the viewer, witnessing while at the same time I'm playing with the wall, with the space, letting them enter and exit myself. Of course I'm both photographer and subject, this double vision reproduces my story, my film, the sad and the happy ending, and what I'm and what I'm pretending to be.
Born in Portugal, 1986.
Rita Lino began tracing her own path in Photography by exploring freely and without any kind of pre-conception the construction of the still image.
Focusing mainly on her personal work, the photographer as been developing and materializing it under series of photos, visual exercises that explore a “natural obsession” with the self and the persona, a continuous “work-in-progress” that uses the body as primer matter to be re-created and beautifully exorcised.
The author describes her Photography as animal, instinctive, intimate, narcissistic, filled with emotions and sensations, a diary with a thousand possible interpretations, a spiritual place, a self sustained rehab outlined by the brutal transparency of her own life.
She´ve been developing your own personal series and projects and also collaborating with several international initiatives like artist in residence in polymer Pedalto Institution in estonian, a exhibition in Pickpocket Gallery in Lisbon and Emergent-lleida in Barcelona among other, as so editorial initiatives by contributing with her personal series or by creating exclusive Photography mainly related to Fashion for magazines such as Haute Food (IT), Vice (US & ES), Contributor Magazine (UK), REVS (FL)…