Apart from painting, O Tal do Simiema is a specialist in the traditional Portuguese knitting technique and likes to experiment with different media.
"Ponto Pacífico is one of the most challenging artworks I have ever undertaken. I have applied a range of different techniques and materials in composing this piece. Inspired by the elements of a legal contract, this textile sculpture is installed in a meeting room, where it promotes reflection and thought with its quiet and imposing presence. Ponto Pacífico was knitted using the traditional Portuguese method throughout its extension and details, and consumed over 350 hours of work."
"With a title inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke, this work is the result of my first collaboration with another artist. From a stoneware bust made by Sara Maria Matos Ferreira, I tried to play with lights, reflections and temperatures to highlight the transience of the human condition. If the clay lends it an almost eternity, the colors and textures give movement to the piece."
"No Exit is an exercise before it is a consummate idea. The support is an object found, a wooden door found in the rubble on the street where I worked. I worked its surface in several ways until its idea came up: the return has no end, but it also has no beginning. There is no way out, but there is also no one to look for it."
"Droit du Seigneur Collectionneur is a pivotal point in my artistic career. Perhaps this is the work that best represents my entry into the fine arts.
Knitted using the traditional Portuguese method and composed with elements of urban art by reference to graffiti, the work evokes the mythical feudal tribute of law that you would have to be the first to sleep with the bride on the wedding night, even before the groom. I consider this work to be one of the best examples of institutional criticism in my career, mainly because it was done at this moment of transition."