Ines Oliveira e Silva
(b. 1979, Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Lisbon)
“Like a plowed field, the empty space and the absence.
In suspense, waiting to exhale.
Wondering what will rise from this dark shadow fallen upon us.”
That evocative verse accompanies Inês Oliveira e Silva’s photographs. But the artist has another side. A classic Hunter S. Thompson quote—“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”—heads Silva’s Instagram account, home to some of these images. 2020 has overflowed with weirdness. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs,” states the artist. And she will wait and wonder with the rest of us what will rise from this dark shadow.