I came across this place and the textures of the buildings contrasting with the smooth gloss of the cars really caught my eye. We all know the beauty that the beaches and monuments of Lisbon have to offer, however this hidden back road captures a different, more humble essence of the city and portrays the distinct charm of everyday life in Lisbon. Scenes like these propose a different take on urban cityscapes. The hidden, slightly imperfect views depict the beauty of the city in a more true and compelling light and gave me a greater sense of connection with the place.
Oil paint on paper