The Combat of Illusion is an original oil painting on canvas by Portuguese artist Duma.
Firstly, why not read more about the artist Read Duma’s Interview: Forty Nine Questions and Art Ain’t One
Duma was born in Lisbon, Portugal where she currently lives and works. After graduating in Advertising from IADE – Visual Arts, Design and Marketing Institute, Duma went off to study painting and drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon. She has a very powerful style of painting, highly graphical with an attention to detail which is exquisite.
Duma ‘s work focuses primarily on the female figure. She depicts various facets in a mysterious and anonymous way, never showing the entire figure. Without the surrounding environment, the viewer is led to imagine a story for each character. The idea is to show that we do not really get to know anyone deeply, not even ourselves. There is always an unknown part of the whole. Duma ‘s characters are full of glamour, innocent but provocative, frail but also strong. Dichotomies present in female but also human behaviour in general.
Duma has exhibited internationally, both in solo and group shows. Earlier this year, two of her paintings were included in our London Fashion Week takeover exhibition with Fashion Scout.
The Combat of Illusion
Oil on Canvas
80 x 80 cm
Finally, click DUMA to view the complete collection of limited edition prints and original paintings available by this artist on Runway Gallery.