The painting of Ana Luísa Ribeiro – portuguese artist living since a few years in Cologne – puts us, first of all, facing this cognitive diversity produced by the fact of observing. It makes it in the precise measure that this diversity overlaps. An it is in that convergence, in the perceptive hibridasation which from there results, that becomes clear the distinct nature of each one of those “to read” objects. The books appear in her painting not only as enlarged objects, but also as parcial objects seen from limited angles. A transformation of scale and dimension, which results in an alteration of funcion and, above all, of the simbolic status of what we are seing.

Celso Martins in “Expresso” (14.12.02)