ABOUT THE ARTWORT
The “Commerce Square” (Pt. Praça do Comércio) is an illustration by the duo Vimoc and belongs to our Golden Edition, a series of artworks on the beaty of nature and city architecture. In this artwork the artists seek to recover the portuguese tradition of the application of gilt wood carving, aligned with the beauty of the downtown Lisbon. Located by the Tejo River, in the area that was the site of the palace of the kings of Portugal for nearly two centuries, the commerce square is one of the largest squares in Europe, with 79 arches and a historical symbol of political power and manifestation of capitality in Portugal.
“Gold leaf is what differentiates our work from others […] Our intention is to highlight the architecture and recall the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving.” (VIMOC)
Vítor Costa and Elsa Duarte (Vimoc Project) are architects and designers with a passion for the art of urban representation in its most varied aspects. A duo with a Portuguese soul and origin in the city of Porto that creates and develops unique and different illustrations, with manual application of gold leaf, with the intention of highlighting the architecture and taking the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving, linked to the product design based on rasing hand drawing. The exhibitions “PORTOguese Soul” (2017), at Founders Founders, and “ALMAPORTOguesa” (2018), at Tenente Valadim Space, particularly marked their artistic path.