“The body is shown in a hedonistic, narcissistic, lifeless at times, but the classical canons of beauty and proportion are idolized and the ´Celebration of the muses` and sensuality are exposed through a photographic language full of hyper-real details.”

“The human body is the material of choice for the creations of DDiArte. Often, they are the creators and protagonists of the works. Games alluring colors and bodies whisper us sarcastic stories, biting, satirical and oneiric, opening the door of the imagination to a mythological world,[..] they are moved
by the passion for creation, the materialization of a story. Along the way, a hedonistic search for perfection, […] To describe them, and using the words of Romaric Buel, curator of one of DDiArte exhibitions: ´The two artists, Zé Diogo Jesus and Diamantino, are heirs to a remarkable European Baroque as a whole, and the Portuguese Baroque in particular. Nothing that relates to light, form and human body is alien to them. A baroque exceed, without difficulty, all the obstacles of neoclassicism, impressionism, cubism and abstraction to reach current and still relevant to us.` […]” Marisa Antunes | Artes e Ideias

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