ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIOGRAPHY
I’m interested in the way we perceive mundane experiences, how
we cope with life with all its ups and downs, flaws, expectations
and learnt lessons.
My work depicts narratives about childhood, escapism, identity
and the anxieties of the twenty-first century.
Through my fictional, often surreal characters and their
environments, I try to create tragicomic allegories about the
suburban life, fears and uncertainties of the era we are living in. I
use a surrealistic approach to convey my ideas, exaggerating the
scale, physics and logic of the characters, sometimes adding
symbols from pop-culture and several other references from my
past experiences to evoke some kind of nostalgia and connection
with the viewer.
Pedro Podre, b.1988, lives and works in Porto, graduated from
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto in visual arts.
He is a painter and muralist known for his allegorical illustrated
characters which he uses on his large scale murals and studio
paintings. He has been exhibiting and painting murals regularly