Look ma, With Hands!!!

A small updated time-to-time gallery of visual arts, mostly chronological, of drawings*, paintings, sculptures and mix-media, that I have been doing since the age of 12. Please note that, besides this gallery, all drawings, illustrations, paintings or other art objects posted in this site are of my own authorship except when otherwise stated.

A final remark: if you copy any of this images and use them, please give credits to the author(s). Respecting the others is returning it to us, is this so the beauty of reciprocity. Thanks for your attention.

* Perhaps my better skill and the only thing I think I did/do really well in all my life…

Horácio, Earth Neuron (?). Graphite and coffee on notebook cream paper, 21,5x14cm, 2016. Private collection.

Horácio, Giljazz. Pen blue ink on paper, 21×14,5cm, 2013. Private collection.

Horácio, Austin Texas University. Graphite on paper, 21x13cm, 2013. Private collection.

Horácio, Austin Texas Skyline. Graphite and color pencil on paper, 13x21cm, 2013. Private collection.

Horácio, Austin Texas Live. Graphite on paper, 13x21cm, 2013. Private collection.

Horácio, Fofinha. Graphite on paper, 17x15cm, 1992. Private collection.


Horácio, My Soul Wander. Ink and coffee on notebook cream paper, 21x13cm, 2014. Private collection.

Horácio, Ninho {in Guardador de Árvores, Poetry, by João Pedro Mésseder}. Detail. Graphite  on paper, 42×29,7cm, 2009. Private collection.
Find here the book: www.wook.pt/ficha/guardador-de-arvores

Horácio, L’Universe dans le Regard, a Hubert Reeves. Graphite on paper, 21×14,5cm, 2009. Private collection.

Horácio, Compania Ornitológica, eu o j. Ballpoint and coffee on cream paper, 21×14,5cm, 2006. Private collection.

Horácio,  Tessassaro. Graphite  on paper, 32x22cm, 1990. Private collection.

Sam Chanton, I Am OnTheTop Of The World!

Horácio,  Sam Chanton, “I am on the top of the world!”. Graphite  on paper, 35x23cm, 1983.
Private collection.

Horácio, Life Dynamics. Circa 1980

Horácio, Life Dynamics. Colored pencil, graphite and nankin on paper, 61x43cm, circa 1980. Private collection.

Horácio, Pain, Life and Freedom. Circa 1978

Horácio, Pain, Life and Freedom. Ballpoint, colored pencil, graphite and nankin on paper, 61x43cm, circa 1978. Private collection.

Horácio, The Hunt {after a stamp bought on Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto}. Colored pencil and graphite on cardboard, 61,2×42,5cm, circa 1976. Private collection.

Horácio, Girlface Draw. Graphite on paper, 26×17,5cm, dated 21, February, 1973. Private collection.


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Gravitating Waves in My Mind

Pinnacles of Universe Creativity

Powerful tool of the human ingenuity
Also fed by imagination, it is creativity
Artists and scientists flowing processes
Insight, curiosity, synthesis, observation
Curiosity, observation, insight, synthesis

Un-obvious things together proposing putting
New sights on mesmerising things, defying
Putting together things that has to be together
Even if obvious they might be, I mean
The only way mesmerising things can be seen

The most valuable, extraordinary lesson, maybe
We should get from this marvelous discovery
The ultimate mesmerising wonderful things
Are of the universe, himself, creativity


Horácio Tomé-Marques
Friday, the 12th February 2016
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The oscillations of trust!

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

{this is not a post} One day I and two friends exchanged a conversation where we discussed the “probability” that we, humans, are a kind of immortal souls that can return to physicality and, as such, our age could be different from the bodies that host us. So, some could be “old” souls that are already around for sometime.

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Brain: the ultimate enactive interface?

{a posteriori: Brain: the ultimate enactive interface?}  Eshofuni@TheAbyss is a multidisciplinary project/performance embracing art, communication design and programming, that proposes an approach towards real-time representation of brain phenomena in performative art contexts using brain-computer interface. The Abyss is an ecologic system inhabited by entities and constituents with graphic and sonic forms — inspired by creatures that form the plankton phenomenon (e.g., zoids) — that interact between themselves and with Eshofuni qua performer ́s avatar. (…)

A paper* and a performance presented @ INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014

Horácio Tomé-Marques, Tiago Ângelo, João Menezes
and Bruce Pennycook and Miguel Carvalhais

*ISBN: 978-989-746-060-9

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Eshofuni – from the unseen to the s[cr]een!

{a priori: Eshō-funi} is a japanese Buddhist term: esho is a compound of shoho, meaning life or a living being, and eho, its environment. Funi, meaning “not two,” indicates oneness or non-duality. It is short for nini-funi, which means “two (in phenomena) but not two (in essence).” Ho of shoho and eho means reward or effect. At the most fundamental level of life itself, there is no separation between ourselves and the environment.

From the unseen to the s[cr]een EshoFuni, an approach towards real-time representation of brain data

Horácio Tomé-Marques, João Meneses, Bruce Pennycook and Miguel Carvalhais

ISBN: 978-989-746-036-4

Abstract. In this paper we propose(d) an approach towards real-time representation of brain (…)
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Deus ex machina ou ex digito?


{isto não é um post} O conceito da vida como radicado na abstracção das equações, dos algoritmos, da matemática não só como meio de explicação, mas como de veiculação, e mesmo de essência única, é um pensamento milenar, recorrente, persistente, que até já propôs que o universo, antes do big-bang, poderia ser não matéria, mas uma equação—o verdadeiro paradigma da abstracção, a matéria como “coisa” exclusivamente conceptual, ou o afísico como condição primordial de todas as coisas, do tangível e mesmo do intangível.

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Cérebro, uma super rede de pequenas redes.


{in Ensaio: Redes, Ritmos, Sincronia e Sinergia*} Vivemos numa idade das redes [Sporns]. Mais do que evidenciar este postulado poderia propor que vivemos numa era que em finalmente começamos a entender que vivemos baseados em redes, e mesmo que a evolução do homem e dos sistemas que o suportam dependem destas.

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Ir ao futuro?… não custa nada tentar (outra vez).


{isto não é um post} Desde muito jovem, quando definia objectivos e projectava realidades futuras, sabia que aquelas poderiam não se realizar — pelo menos a curto prazo. Todavia isso nunca me impediu de, insistentemente, perseguir a hipótese de consumar a sua realização.

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