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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND THE PROCESS

 

 

1- Who is Paula Rosa?

Atoms, question marks and ellipsis...

 

2- How do you define your visual artwork?

It's a work in constant updating, as is, moreover, my path as a human being. My images are reflections and emotions shaped on a support.

 

3- Where do the themes come from?

I believe they arise from my questions, concerns and approaches that I consider fundamental and urgent.

 

4- Surreal scenes, like dreams... How do these images come about?

It is a fascinating dynamic that happens, I believe, on an almost “unfathomable” plane, and then it explodes in forms, analogies, contradictions, metaphors, allegories, ambiguities, exactitudes. Everything, random or strategic, at a given moment. Almost always, a revelation to myself. This is why I allow myself to be seduced by the “finished” image, immersing myself in its interpretation – in the interpretation of myself.

 

5- Mixed techniques. How is this process? Is there any rule? Any limits?

There is a whole dynamic in the act of creating that leads me to explore all possibilities and transcend everything. I've been making unlikely combinations and subverting the obvious function of tools. Everything is valid and useful if it serves an intention. I compose a lot in Photoshop, using photographic images (digital, analogue, pin-hole, photograms), painting (in digital or traditional support), elements that result from the direct scanning of varied textures and objects, vector graphics, fractal images, 3D, etc. If there was a rule, it would be not to impose any limits on myself. If there was a limit, it would inevitably be the exception to the rule.

 

6- Why did you choose the computer as a tool?

Apart from the mind, it is the closest thing to an infinite canvas. I like that in particular. I also like the possibility it offers of merging elements from different sources. The computer is a fascinating set of tools, so to speak.

7- How long, on average, does it take you to carry out one of these works?

The whole process, I cannot quantify. A time that begins without me knowing it and that, for sure, will end with me. In between, for each image, a few months of “materialization” are needed in a digital environment – anything between 360 and 420 cups of coffee, at the rate of 6 or 7 per day.

8- What is inspiration?

Mysterious inner intermittence.

 

9- How do you understand the Art?

A restlessness, both pleasant and uncomfortable, like a tickle in the soul. If the tickling of the skin is a kind of self-defence of the body, the tickling of the mind will be like a self-defence of the soul (whatever that may be). I believe that art has the cathartic function of purging a multitude of emotions and transforming them into something elevated, which can be transmitted in a universal language..

 

10- Who are the people in your pictures?

Reflexes.

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EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

 

1- How do I book Paula Rosa for lectures or speaking engagements?

I'm available for lectures, workshops and to teach. Please, contact me through this website, by phone or email.

2- I'm a journalist / blogger / cultural agent, etc. How can I invite you for an event, interview, exhibition?

It's always a pleasure to talk about my artwork and creative process, as well as participate in a variety of art events. For that purpose, please contact me via this website, phone or email.

3- Can I be kept up to date with your exhibitions, new artworks and other events?

Certainly. I'll publish news about my activity on this website and on social media. You can also subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the pages.

 

IMAGE REFERENCING AND SHARING

 

 

1- Can I reproduce, manipulate and distribute your images?

All images found on this website are copyrighted to Paula Rosa (the artist); and some of these images and artworks are also under legal contracts with 3rd parties that have legal rights and authorization to use them.
Anyone found to replicate, reproduce, reference, manipulate, distribute or otherwise use these images without my written consent will be in breach of copyright laws as well as contract laws.

 

2- Can I create derivative artworks from your images?

You are required to have a license or a written permission from the Artist if you intend to create referenced or derivative artworks for any commercial use, including but not limited to: prints, 3D models, CDs, posters, merchandise, websites, etc.

A license is not required if you intend to reference images, videos and other materials from this website for personal use, intended for studies, such as drawings, illustrations and 3D artworks. However, you must give clear credit for any reference used when publishing your work both online and offline, stating clearly: "Artwork by Paula Rosa", and link back to www.paula-rosa.net. The Artist reserves the right to file takedowns for infringement if you fail to comply with these terms.

 

3- Can I share your images on my website/blog/social media, etc?

You may share images and work found on this website under the following conditions:

  • Credit the artist’s full name (Paula Rosa) and link back to this website.

  • Do not use the images for commercial purposes, out of context, to express hate, political or religious views.

  • To include the images in news or blog features, you may not edit, crop or manipulate the original artworks.

PURCHASING ORIGINAL ARTWORK

 

 

1- Is your artwork for sale?

Some of my artworks are available for sale: unique editions, limited editions, artist proofs and NFTs.

2- Do you custom / commission work?

I don't do commission work for individuals. Although I often do custom artwork for licensing purposes. if you want to licence my art for use on your products, please contact me and check out image licensing page for more information.

 

3- How do I buy an original?

Collectors and all those interested in buying my originals can do so through this website's contact form, by phone or email. Some originals can be exclusively acquired from third parties (galleries which represent me, nationally and internationally).

4- How can I know the price of a specific artwork?

Prices on request. Please, get in touch via this website's contact form, by email or phone call.

 

5- Do you provide a Certificate of Authenticity?

All originals are giclée printed to the highest quality fine art papers, are sold framed, signed, numbered and linked to a Certificate of Authenticity with an embossed seal. Images are protected by national and international laws.

6- If you print limited editions of your originals, what is the size of the edition?

Some of my older series are printed in limited editions. They are limited to 5 printed originals. Most recent ones are unique editions. 

7- In what galleries is your art currently available throughout the world?

My art is currently available at Espaço Exibicionista Gallery, in Lisbon, at Dorothy's Gallery, in Paris and Fellini Gallery, Berlin and Kyoto.

8- Is international shipping available?

Yes. Some sales and shipping are exclusively handled by galleries which represent me, in Portugal and abroad.

 

9- Who owns the rights to artwork and images?

All artwork, images and graphics are sole property of Paula Rosa and may not be used by any third party without written permission. Copies and reproductions are strictly prohibited. Paula Rosa retains all rights to all artwork until it has been purchased by private or public collectors at which time the collectors receive the right to display the artwork in their homes or businesses. They retain no other rights to the artwork. The author retains all rights to the image of all artworks, including those of sold originals.

 

10- What about print quality?

Artworks are printed recurring to the most advanced technologies in printing, using archival pigments on Fine Art paper, developed to address the need for continuous longevity requirements. 

 

11- How can I protect my printed original?

To care for a printed artwork, avoid its display under strong ultraviolet radiation, such as direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting. Extreme temperature or humidity levels can decrease the lightfastness of the print. Proper framing includes UV filtering glass.

Correct handling requires the use of cotton gloves.

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