Emília Ferreira: What is the founding element in your work? Drawing or colour?
Pedro Calapez: If one thinks in historical terms, the first works are drawings, but drawings that have a structure similar to painting. They are not the founding drawings for painting nor for any other works, study drawings… They have nothing to do with the idea of the drawing as a concept. They are drawings that come out directly onto the paper as if they were a painting. However, in that sense I started out with drawing just as I could have started with painting, but in fact drawing makes sense, not only because of the initial training I had and which placed great stress on drawing, but also… (read the full article)