Red and Blue between Black and Grey is a series of five illustrations by Portuguese artist Paulo Albuquerque Loc. Each image represents a part of the body through which Albuquerque conveys a particular feeling or attitude. In Portuguese, he uses the phrase auto-retracto, which I think means something like self-depiction or the conveying of one’s story. (I don’t know Portuguese, so I’m relying on a translation and some guesswork.)
The body parts and their corresponding expressions from top to bottom are:
Head – Sharing Cabeça – Partilha
Heart – Love Coração: Amor
Hand – Union Mão – União
Feet – Freedom Pés – Liberdade
Lungs – Pride Pulmões – Orgulho
In Portuguese, the expressions form an acronym of the artist’s first name:
Partilha, Amor, União, Liberdade, Orgulho.
In addition to all of the meaning behind these illustrations, they are just beautiful compositions: a fascinating mix of solid colors, textures, patterns, and intertwined pencil sketches.
>> See more of Paulo Albuquerque Loc’s work at cargocollective.com/palbuquerque.