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Philippe Mateus

MA work

The Weaver & The Fig Tree

The Weaver & The Fig Tree is a 'graphic novel': an inner vision triggered by history, memory and fantasy. It is a tribute to the past and present of Tras-Os-Montes.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • I use drawing or painting in order to recollect memories. My intention is to depict the immaterial. In that sense, drawing operates as an instinctive and primitive activity that allows one to make a mark out of the impalpable. It is an inner vision; a mental as well as sensorial experience triggered by history, memory and fantasy.

  • Degrees

  • BA Visual Communication, University of Westminster, 2013
  • Awards

  • Quentin Blake Narrative Drawing Prize, 2016