ARTIST INTERVIEW: DUMA

ARTIST INTERVIEW: DUMA

Introducing Runway Gallery artist Duma, currently exhibiting her stunning pieces at Century Club.

Duma was born in Lisbon, Portugal where she currently lives and works. After graduating in Advertising from IADE - Visual Arts, Design and Marketing Institute, Duma went off to study painting and drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon.

Duma 's work focuses primarily on female figure, depicting various facets in a typically enigmatic, mysterious and anonymous way, never showing the entire figure. Without the surrounding environment, the viewer is led to imagine a story for each character. The idea is to show that we do not really get to know anyone deeply, not even ourselves. There is always an unknown part of the whole. Duma 's characters are full of glamour, innocent but provocative, frail but also strong, dichotomies present in female but also human behaviour in general.​

'Mushi Mushi' [Limited Edition]

 

49 Questions and Art Ain't One :)

  1. Favourite Colour? Black (not a colour.. I know! ;-)

  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Fashion Designer

  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Paris

  4. Seaside or Countryside  Seaside

  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish? Sea food

  6. Dogs or Cats? Dogs

  7. What was your nickname at school? I didn't have one

  8. Most influential person in your life? Many pe​ople… not only one

  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? To the 60's or to the Victorian Era

  10. Name an Instagram account you follow. @runwaygallery

  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery The Albertina Museum - Vienna - Austria

  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself? An Alexander McQueen Dress

  13. First single/album you bought. I always used to record tapes from my friends' records :-D but the first one I bought was from Depeche Mode - Violator

  14. Person you’d love to meet?  Elon Musk

  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date. In any place in Paris.

  16. You are happiest when……. When I am painting, travelling or in an almost desert beach

  17. What makes you sad? The way we are manipulated by the world's leaders

  18. If you could change one thing about the world. . only one? No Lobbies

  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list? Visit Japan

  20. Favourite Restaurant? A good sea food restaurant. In Algarve (Portugal) there are lots of good ones! 

  21. Book shop or Record Shop? Book shop

  22. Name your favourite book? So many!! I like to read History, politics and psychology books but the first one that impressed me a lot was The Perfume by Patrick Suskind.

  23. Pet Hate Violence to animals.

  24. Prize Possession My little Art collection of small drawings and paintings from some artists I love

  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? 2 piercings

  26. Gym or Jim Bean? None of them :-D

  27. What colour are your eyes? Brown

  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret? Hamburgers at any shop

  29. What’s your poison? Sweets

  30. Describe your morning routine.  Take a shower, breakfast and going to the Studio to give painting and drawing classes from 10am to 1pm.

  31. Where do you call home? Lisbon

  32. What makes you laugh? Silly things, dogs and my husband

  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? Good Girl by Carolina Herrera

  34. Whats you favourite season and why?  Summer. I love hot weather and going to the beach.. though I'm pale as a ghost!!

  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. My nights out are not so wild! :-D  I usually go out to see a rock concert or to be with friends in a club or at someone's home.

  36. What opportunity have you turned down?  None. I finished my studies in Advertising and, after 2 years working in a computer company I decided that my life was painting and I left everything to pursue my dream.

  37. Have you ever been arrested?  No

  38. Favourite Quote?  I don't really have a specific quote, but I like to follow what I feel at the moment.. if it was wrong, well.. it's something to learn about.

  39. First Gig?  The first big band I saw was Metallica in Lisbon, 1993

  40. Biggest Regret?  Never have lived in another country. I would love to have that experience.. but I'm still on time.

  41. Describe something that you are proud of  Living my dream, doing what I most like in life that is painting and living on it.

  42. Describe yourself in 3 words.  Shy, sensitive and ice cream lover

  43. Favourite film. The fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain

  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  … hmmm.. too many, specially boots.. maybe 40

  45. Describe a favourite walk  Walk in a city where I've never been or walk by the sea

  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets  Wallet with some money and cards, keys, lipsticks and my phone

  47. Who was the last person you called?  My husband

  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most?  Warpaint and Cigarettes after sex

  49. Whats your cure for a hangover?  I usually don't drink much alcohol so, no hangover. 

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