A pintora alemã Conny Maier trocou Berlim por Peniche. As doces memórias de muitos verões passados em Portugal falaram mais alto.
“Why painter Conny Maier traded Berlin for a Portuguese surfing hotspot. In her studio in Peniche, the German artist merges family narratives, unconventional figures, and history in wall-sized works.
There has been a steady flow of Central Europeans settling in Portugal in the last few years, chasing sunshine, five-euro meals, and a slower pace for their work-from-home routines. They choose the capital, Lisbon, or the warmth of the Algarve. I am going in the opposite direction, a hundred kilometers north of Lisbon, to pay a visit to the German artist Conny Maier, who has a studio in the fishing and surfing town of Peniche. It is an unexpected destination for a visit to an expat: Peniche is a small, rocky peninsula within a peninsula, known mainly by locals.”