Mantraste led a painting workshop with coloured modelling paste, a material that allows the creation of images that resemble vibrant, coloured and organic bas-reliefs. The objective was to introduce painting and illustration as tools to represent, through a new form of expression, the memories of the neighbourhood, the streets, friends and community spirit. The workshop also included a visit and intervention in the space of the Alta de Lisboa Agricultural Park, where there is a community vegetable garden.
Bruno Reis Santos, Mantraste, is a Portuguese author, illustrator and graphic designer. He grew up in nature and is a lover of popular mysticism — he sees his work as a reflection on himself and on others. He designed over a hundred book covers for authors such as J.G. Ballard, Ali Smith and Michel Rio and has published titles like “Sebenta do Diabo” and “The Tree as an Antenna to a Spiritual Revolution”. He has taught illustration and riso printing in Brazil, Spain and Portugal and has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions.