When he died, he left his four grandsons with thousands of these tiles, and they decided to spend their free time sorting and filing the unique, still immense collection, in honour of their late grandfather, as well as to archive this invaluable testimony to Portuguese industrial heritage.
These old tiles - lost and found - just like the found photo footage, are now ultimately used in PEDRITA’s current exhibition at Underdogs Gallery. A small black-and-white photograph accidently found in the street, with the inscription 'my grandfather' scribbled on the back, served as a starting point. 'These images are ‘webless’', Pedro Ferreira says, 'they don’t exist on the World Wide Web, these are unique analogue pieces. That triggered us.'
Even though Pedro Ferreira and Rita João didn’t start their careers in the street, like most artists represented by Underdogs Gallery, they feel very comfortable at this ‘cultural platform “that aims at creating space within the contemporary art scene for artists connected with the new languages of urban-inspired graphic and visual culture”. On view until 28 July 2018.