December Mostra 2016 / Meet the Artists… Maria de Lima

This Friday will see one of the highlights of our calendar, the triannual mostra, open at the British School at Rome. Our six resident artists have been hard at work over the past three months, taking inspiration from the city and all it has to offer. In the run up to the December Mostra opening, we will be posting blogs in which the artists tell us about the basis of their practice, and how being in Rome has contributed to their work.

Maria de Lima (Abbey Fellow in Painting)


Photo by Antonio Palmieri

Maria de Lima’s practice delves into the possibilities of colour and perception in relation to the production of space. Recurring motifs readjust in various media spanning painting, video, print and sculpture. Works move between plant, human, and the human-built, tapping a spontaneous energy of growth that draws on the human need, full of desire, to construct. There is a constant locating and relocating of the point of genesis, the energy that it takes to create something.

Maria de Lima spazia tra le svariate possibilità del colore e della percezione in relazione alla costruzione dello spazio. Motivi ricorrenti si manifestano tramite vari mezzi espressivi quali dipinti, video, stampe e sculture. I suoi lavori creano un’energia di crescita spontanea che attinge al bisogno umano, pieno di desiderio, di costruire. C’è una costante localizzazione e ri-localizzazione del momento della genesi, che costituisce l’energia che serve per creare qualcosa.

December Mostra will open on Friday 9 December at 18.30.

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 16.30-19.00 until Saturday 17 December.