Paula Figueiroa Rego
Paula Figueiroa Rego is active/lives in United Kingdom, Portugal. Paula Rego is known for children's story illustration, printmaking, painting.
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A writer, printmaker, collage artist and illustrator, Portuguese-born
Paula Rego, working in England, creates children's stories that are
"thin guises for pshycho-sexual intrigue and taboo, where magical
realism rules, where nothing is certain except the witchy powers of
feminism, and the underlying notion that nothing is as it seems."
(Saatchi) She says that many of these 'dark' tales spring from
the subconscious part of her brain and not from reality in her
life. Some of her works, based on reactions against Portuguese
politics when António Salazar was dictator from, 1932 to 1968 have
political implications. They express
her ongoing need to challenge the status quo, such as in 2000, when she
did a series to p
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