Theodore Ereira-Guyer

Theodore Ereira-Guyer is a visual artist based in London and Lisbon. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Contemporary Art at the Colégio das Artes, University of Coimbra in Portugal. He studied at CSM and the RCA.

His work is held in private and public collections throughout the world including the MoMA, YALE Centre For British Art, TATE, the V&A, British Museum and Pompidou Centre.

‘Ereira-Guyer makes work that engages with specific locations that enmesh personal history, memory, myth and sensory experience. This has taken the artist back to his ancestral lands and to the potential for a re-creation of these places.

His practice as a whole seems to speak to the repetition of place as pattern or mental form, and this intuition is supported by the workings of printmaking: the possibility of producing multiple prints from an original matrix. Over time, locations have come to nurture separate mental associations, becoming symbols for abstract meanings whose currency is inherited through generations.

Recounting his understanding of place, Ereira-Guyer has explained how his artworks consider our relationship with landscapes and what happens when the experience of a moment, such as a sunset, disappears along with the language to describe it.’