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RUNA: Intimate Subjectivity

Blackbird, the Messenger (2020)

Acrylic and oil on paper

29.7 x 40.7 cm (11,7 x 16 inches)

Cat Sleeping with Me Under the Blankets (2021)

Acrylic on paper

40.7 x 29.7 cm (16 x 11,7 inches)

Alive and Free (2021)

Oil on paper

39.5 x 39.5 cm (15,5 x 15,5 inches)

At Treetops, Kenya (2021)

Acrylic and oil on paper

42 x 58 cm (16,5 x 22,8 inches)

About 'RUNA' (Rute Norte):

RUNA was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently undertaking a Master's Degree in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. She dedicates her time not only to painting, but also to writing and photography in travel chronicles. All three can be found on her website:

Picasso once said that 'One's work is a way of keeping a diary'. The pictures reflect passing episodes -lives and experiences expressed on canvas, with paints and brushes. RUNA’s paintings can either refer to an episode that took place on a trip – a memory – or they can talk about food, or the cat that appeared on the roof; or, they can be simple ideas and concepts that pass in the moment. As an artist-traveler writing travel chronicles accompanied by photos, she tells a story through this trimediality: photography, words and painting. RUNA explores territory that is simultaneously real and invented, and crosses several borders between languages. This territory is an intimate world where reality is interpreted in a subjective, personal and unique way.


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