Paulo J. Futre (1989) is a Portuguese artist focused on the creative possibilities of reflection. His artwork is conceptually based on the thoughts of posmodern philosophers like Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio.
Before graduating top of his class in Fine Arts at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid), he started Biotechnology Engineering, where he gained the scientific basis to later develop his liquid-mirror painting technique.
The Liquid Mirrors were born as the artist's Final Project at university. An hybrid between mirror and painting. The reflecting artwork questions the blurring boundaries between art and design, mixing a functional everyday object with the passion of expressionists painters like Jackson Pollock and the popular icons of Andy Warhol.
The project reflects on the role of art throughout history with Humanity’s ancient desire to imitate and reproduce reality, creating an artwork that reflects like a mirror at the same time.
However, the canvas mirrors as physical objects are always unfinished, since they need the interaction with the spectator, who completes the final artwork. The fourth wall is broken. Painting and spectator, reality and fiction: they all coexist on the same level.
Just like avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp said “it is the spectator who makes the picture”.
No stock. Each Liquid Mirror is exclusively handcrafted on demand. The procedure takes 7-10 business days before shipping. Except at times of peak demand, it shouldn’t take more than 15-30 calendar days to receive the artwork since the moment you order it.
Simply use clean cold water, mild soap and a damp cloth to wipe the surface using light pressure.
Avoid window cleaning sprays and any other chemicals. The use of any solvent or chemical is neither necessary nor recommended, and may cause irreversible surface damage.