Olhar de Expressao ou Expressao no Olhar / The Eye of Expression, Expression of the Eye
Portraits of Mozambican women
Through Vilanculos painting's he want's to give back, reward or even to redeem himself to women of Mozambique. It is a way to recognize their value and create a more variating
and true representation of women in Mozambique.
This same woman is abused, raped, oppressed, betrayed,
sometimes even murdered by their partner.
Not only in Mozambique but in the world.
The expression of the eye or the eye of expression, is the only way
Mozambican women must express their selves because the women
own no active voice in the home. They mainly express this oppression
through their eyes. Look of; hope, pain, hurt, sadness, melancholia, anger, angst,
strength, safety, strength, joy, passion, and positiveness.
All this is expressed through the eyes of the portrayed women.
The paintings also show the richness of the Mozambican culture, the woman always brings symbol of culture and tradition in Mozambique, for example the Neckless, the Beads, the Mussiru, the Makonde tattoos, the Lenso meals, the capulana- is a type of a sarong worn primarily in Mozambique but also in other areas of south-eastern Africa. It can either be used as a wrap around skirt, dress or can become a baby carrier on the back. It is considered a complete piece of clothing.
It is primarily Woman who carries and maintain the cultural tradition of Mozambique.