Isa Correia was born in São Tomé and Príncipe – (1958), a former Portuguese colony located in West Africa, in the middle of the equatorial zone.
His family roots of European origin, provided direct contact with other realities, even experiencing the adversities of the political regime that was established at the time, a dictatorship.
Since he was a child, he learned to deal with the differences, the restrictions called “censorship”.
All that mental/visual exercise didn’t deter her from dreaming what it would be like to “live in freedom”.
With the fall of the dictatorial regime in 1974, when she was already a teenager, she returned to Portugal for good, where she continued her studies in the city of Porto.
The academic phase “accounting course”
In the labor field, she performed functions of Credit Controller in the financial / litigation area.
Several formations in the area of informatics, performance.
In the pre-reform period, she returns to her studies to specialize in “tourism technique”.
Her cultural genesis was set between two different continents… having grown up in the midst of two opposing cultures: African and European.
African culture, a critical idiom that she sought to reflect on the processes of ‘decolonization’, whether in metropolis spaces or in colonized spaces… an act of control of consciousness, a liberation from the oppression of knowledge…
All this mysticism, rituals, beliefs and a wide range of artistic expressions began to make sense years later due to the observed analogies.
The African people are passionate about bright colors, costumes and adornments… conveying joy, life and movement.
The enunciated characteristics as well as those later acculturated/adopted were the fuse that gradually launched fire points for what today revealed itself in an explosion of “strokes and scribbles” that are its essence, its feeling, its expressing.
Nature, the universe, the love of traveling and discovering new cultures, entice her to continue to deepen knowledge associated with universal history. Express what the soul dictated and the retina recorded.
“The taste for rhyming poetic writing, strokes and scribbles go hand in hand as allied companions, pure innate aptitudes, in the following formula:
m2p = mind – hand – paper
Art for Isa is a language, it is culture without standards that transports her to broad horizons.
It is life’s twin soul: both walk along an infinite road of brightness, shadows, colored or opaque… it is the cerebral balm that heals the senses, which through random graphics mix with love and purity.
“What my eyes see are unique and non-transmissible images, with a wide observer spectrum.”