The painters graceful mirror

Ana Luísa Ribeiro is a clever and bibliophile woman with humor. She has the hability of a persistent devotion to a matter and outstanding painting skills. …

The words are of no use to explain the image elements, on the contrary, they cunningly guide the viewer into false tracks. The image elements do not ilustrate de text. Ribeiro extracts elements of related contexts and places them in connection with the reflextion, the astonishment and the questioning. …

Although, throught the use of 3 fragmentations – of the books section, of the words pieces, of the images parts – she poses more questions then gives any answers, her art does not remain indiferent at all. On the contrary, she questions from the distance, critically, the styles of the past – and she makes even the way to a more humble look at oneself, at the world and the society. …

The same happens in Ana Luísa Ribeiros’s mirror to the reflexion of words fragments, wich also stand for the coolness of the intelect and purity of concept. They transform themselves into charming warm hearted relationships to the peacfullness and the leisure, wich is associated to carefully designed books. …

The artist reconciles with the fagmentary character of life and with the preliminary knowledge. This has a modest and pleasant grace. Ana Luísa Ribeiro finds in the waryness of painting,, in the carefulness of reflexion, her very own perfection. The world would be more peaceful, would also be more beautiful, from more people thought of in an also clever and charming way.”

Thomas Lachenmaier, “Badische Zeitung”, 20.03.07