Saudades

The central theme and platform for the works presented in the exhibit deals with the concept and idea of “Saudade.” Saudade in Portugese is a key emotion word that conveys “a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.” Or in another way “the presence of absence.” In the exhibit, through their creations the 4 artists explore, recollect, re-enact and retrace moments, people, sounds, sights and places that have since passed but remain alive in each of their collective consciousness. The works created and presented by the artists for this exhibit is a combination and a mixture of different creative styles, culture and of diverse backgrounds and heritage. These elements of diversity is in essence what unites these four artists in creating artworks that come together in the experience of the emotion of Saudade.