Davis Lisboa (born in 1965 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and globalized Spanish-Brazilian storyboard artist, illustrator, and painter based in Barcelona. He works to blur the boundaries between graphic arts and fine arts, high and low culture, art and the market, as well as crafts and technology. He is the creator of the Davis Museum | The Davis Lisbon Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.
Title: Département des Aigles 7 (Stamps)
Description: My source of inspiration has been the animations of the works by the artist Flavio de Morais. His wooden sculptures, painted in bright colors, resemble moving toys that invite viewers to interact with them. When Morais shared photographs of his sculptures on social networks, he encountered a problem: a static image did not allow his followers on social networks to fully appreciate the countless formal possibilities. For this reason, Morais transformed photographs of his sculptures into GIF animations, enabling others to appreciate their movements.
My GIF animations have been created specifically for the HardDiskMuseum collection, and my concept was to produce a series of commemorative stamps with a distinctly traditional aesthetic. To achieve this, I used photographs of my oil paintings that are part of “The Paintings Section of the Davis Museum Barcelona,” incorporating them into the stamp design and transforming them into GIF animations. This established a connection between the traditional and the contemporary. Consequently, the stamps could no longer be collected in physical albums but were only available in NFT format. The iconography of the stamps seeks to celebrate three artists who have established their own museums and their respective works: Marcel Duchamp (Boîte-en-valise, 1936-1941), Robert Filliou (Galerie Légitime, ca. 1962-1963), and Marcel Broodthaers (Musée d’Art Moderne, 1968).