Artist Feature: Bárbara Moura

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, May 19th, 2015

Dualities of the Self: Woman & Man, God & Devil, Born & Unborn

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Most of the illustrations created by Bárbara Moura deal with the dualities within oneself and and intimately become a form of self portraiture. Heavily influenced by and interested in the occult, her style appears similar to many ancient storytelling techniques.

“My work focuses a lot on the concept of polarities and basic human instincts, so death and mysticism are intrinsic subjects to it as in understanding what we don’t understand about human existence. I am a little bit obsessed with all that is not visible and apparently not controlled. The sphere where by some mighty reason everything gets connected so miraculously perfect and at the same time so chaotic.”

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Barbara Moura artist nailed magazineBárbara Moura graduated in Film at the National Film School of Portugal and then moved to London where she did her MA Applied Imagination in The Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins. The main connection between her subjects is herself, as she believes we are our own biggest case of study. Her illustrations focus on emotional experiences personalized by characters that are essentially self-portraits. She is currently working on the illustrations for a book of feminist poetry aimed to raise money for women’s charities and women who were victims of sexual slavery.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)