"Vieira focuses on the figures lack of emotion yet intense concentration whilst engaging with a screen. Watching their bodies lose contact with the real world; their faces become zombified as their minds delve into this parallel universe. Vieira then re-enacts this intense engagement when
creating his paintings.
The gaze is a very important aspect to the work as it plays with the interaction between figure and the audience. Allowing the audience to observe these creatures with out disrupting them.
On occasion Vieira has a subject intensely starring back at us, but their stare is blank and ice cold, as if looking through you.
Vieira's figures are often captured on the move, in transition and outside of their comfort zones. He see's these spaces of transition as a gap that people feel they must fill in their everyday lives. With the Internet available in everyone's pocket, it is being accessed at every possible moment."
1st May to 31st May