Shapes of reality part #1

António Procópio, FASVS, workshop, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal

António Procópio, FASVS, workshop, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal

António Procópio‘s workshop in FASVS brought us all back to basics. He showed us a simple technique to commit to paper the simplicity of what we see, rather that the categorized complexity of what our brain sees. Reality, António told us, can be decomposed in simple bi-dimensional shapes. As a warm up exercise, in the diversity of planes, objects and points of view that the Amoreiras park had to offer, we had to fill a spread of our sketchbooks with disconnected shapes. Just shapes, that represented a unity of a plane, a color, an object or a void.

António Procópio, FASVS, workshop, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal

A oficina do António Procópio na FASVS trouxe-nos a todos de volta à base. Ele mostrou-nos uma técnica simples para passar para o papel a simplicidade do que vemos, ao invés da complexidade categorizada do que a nossa mente vê. A realidade, diz o António, pode ser decomposta em formas simples bi-dimensionais. Como exercício de aquecimento, de entre a diversidade de planos, objectos e pontos de vista que o Jardim das Amoreiras tem para oferecer, tivemos de encher um spread dos nossos cadernos com formas desconexas umas das outras. Apenas formas que representassem uma unidade de um plano, de uma cor, de um objecto ou de um vazio.

António Procópio, FASVS, workshop, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal

 

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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