Imaginary Zone from the Port Zone
I started to work in the Port Zone of Rio de Janeiro in 2009, developing public art projects focused on local history, as it’s one of the most polemical and troubled areas of the city, symbol of the 2010-2016 urban reform and the government neglect of the last century. Maurício Hora is a photographer born and raised in the slums of Providencia, located in the port area. He’s also a community leader and one of the founders of Quilombo da Pedra do Sal (a black actisvism organization). We shared the same art studio for two years, a space that is entitled as Imaginary Zone. These paintings are interpretations of Mauricio's photos from the region.