The purpose of Light Box arises from the need of reflection about young artists based in Portugal, aiming to show and enhance new artworks in a perspective of “vision” and “visual” criticism.
POP appropriation. For this session, Da Luz Collective collaborates with the residency project Thirdbase, inviting Tintin Cooper and duo ROBUCHE to present their works. Through merging imagination with figures and orchestrated scenes, artists introduce the viewers into a game of symbols, pop icons and graphic design in which the gesture of appropriation is significant yet smooth.
Tintin Cooper (1982, Bangkok) grew up in several countries including the Thai side of the Golden Triangle. She is currently based in Bangkok and Berlin. Recent events include solo show ‘Pool’ at Artist+Run Gallery, Bangkok (2018), finalist at Contemporary Visions 9 at Beers London (2019), talks at Asian Culture Station in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018), and Koppel Projects, London. Her appropriated video works have screened at Tate Britain, Transmediale Berlin and Gallery4A/Sydney Biennale and her artworks are in the Staedel Museum Frankfurt and DIB Bangkok Museum collections (Osatanukrau Collection).
Lou Buche (1991, Clermont Ferrand) and Javier Rodriguez (1991,Madrid), also known as ROBUCHE, are both graphic designers and artists. They met in 2017 during their Master studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and quickly became ROBUCHE, a character born from the fusion of these two forces. Collaboration is at the core of their practice, becoming an entity trying to erase the individuality of the artist. ROBUCHE’s work can be is recognisable by his wit, playfulness and boyish honesty. ROBUCHE is a quick thinker and gives form to his ideas in unconventional ways. He wants to create a strong confrontation by manipulating the digital while using the analog, and vice versa.
Thirdbase is an art and residency programme, created in parallel with an innovative hotel, opening in Lisbon in 2020, with a focus on contemporary arts and unique guest experiences.
Open and forward-thinking, Thirdbase is a space for experimentation, welcoming all disciplines and encouraging intersections between them. Its aim is to support emerging artists, promote new contemporary experiences, encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural communication and create a diverse and supportive community and exchange between artists, guests and the local community.