(de)conceptualise is an independent art practice created by Pedro Gil Farias, a Design Researcher based in the Netherlands. Pedro’s current work explores design’s role as a problem-setting exercise to provoke and engage people in critical reflections about current and future ways of being, and our relationship to technology and the designed world. But what does (de)conceptualise really mean?
Every concept, every idea, every system, every product and thing we come across today was created by someone or something. Each of these concepts are born in a specific context, and hehind each of these lie (not so transparent) intentions, motivations and decisions for how things are what they are. (de)conceptualising, should be an act as important as conceptualising and creating. How can we think of, discuss, and critique the concepts of today if we don’t know their true nature?
(de)conceptualise are materialised thoughts. Graphic work making tangible the intangible and transparent the opaque.
(de)conceptualise specializes in printmaking using traditional techniques like linocut, screenprinting or risograph printing. The output can be an art print, a poster, aflyers, business cards, packaging, clothing, etc. The printmaking process allows for the creation of multiples while maintaining the uniqueness of the hand-printed technique!
I also do art commission with a strong graphic focus. Either by using collages and scanners to produce my work, or using printmaking techniques to create art prints, sometimes even paintings on canvas.
Murals and Public Art
If printmaking allows to democratise the image to reach a multiple viewers by printing multiple copies, murals and public art use the space as a way to reach a broader audience. I do public art using wheatpasting of posters, and indoor and outdoor murals painted with acrylics and/or spray paints.
pedro [@] deconceptualise.com