Pato is a Portugese artist who creates figures in acrylic, oils, watercolour, mixed paint or digital. “They are set in a larger frame, a humanity more artistic than human transpires from them. And the eyes? In bitter-sweet contrast, with
strong expression and dominance, Rodrigo Canhão’s characters’ eyes are sometimes tormented and sometimes as hard as steel, also the eyes of an inquisitor. They are also tragic at times, deep as moons, other times innocent, old eyes; and sometimes they are empty of deep silences (the presence/absence duality, eyes of memory-shadows that stare hypnotically.