Ouroborus – Architectural hand drawings on wood.
Ouroborus is an ongoing series that focuses on the concept of infinite, of something that has no beginning or end. Sequences of imaginary buildings and constructions that grow into each other in a continues loop.
Departing from my traditional medium of pen and paper, this is a new line of work that lies between a sculpture and a two dimensional drawing. By working on plywood, these pieces are freed from the typical frame and the physical limits of the pieces are integral part of the work.
Drawing directly on the wood after cutting the edges implies a different approach than to drawing on a blank sheet of paper. The shape suggest certain direction and it’s more a matter to follow their lead and see where it takes.
Aboout Mister Mourao (aka Vasco Mourão)
Mister Mourao describes himself as an ex-architect turned into an illustrator with a tendency for obsessive drawings.
Only with a black pen and time, he draws cities, buildings, structures and other architectural meanderings. Inhabiting a place between fine art and illustration, he works in editorial commissions as well creating exclusive artworks and large scale murals for private clients and institutions .
Originally from Portugal, he is now living in Barcelona.