“My art is largely inspired by my travels, thoughts, relationships, harmonic domestic settings, and the lifestyle of the modern black woman.With my work, I document the symbols of my own time using my favorite mediums and means of documentation to create such as sketching and acrylic painting on paper or canvas.
My palette is tender, I have a deep connection with pastel colors because they have the ability to convey the feeling I want to express through my paintings to the viewer, feelings such as joy, serenity, calm, warmth, and stability.
I have a spontaneous relationship with art, emotional and visual sincerity are crucial; as Picasso said, “”I put in my pictures everything I like”” and that is exactly what I do. It brings me such freedom and a sense of power being able to paint what I most love.
My creative work is important to me because makes me feel empowered I love the feeling of creating paintings that can bring joy, beauty, reflection, and inspiration in such an unstable world.
My art is the representation of my desire to live a more stable, self-care-oriented life I like to think of my art as a catalyst to a lighter and brighter future.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Moscow, Emília Duarte is a Mozambican artist currently based in Maputo City. Her art is the ultimate expression of what most presses her mind, the beauty of things in her surroundings and Black Women in their daily lives with a sense of serenity and self-care, the artist as a holistically inclined practice, her palette is harmonious and tender. Writing also plays a crucial role in Duarte’s life, she interconnects writing and painting. Duarte holds a degree in organizational psychology, a BA degree in clinical psychology, degree in journalism and has a background in fashion design.