Joana Cruz (artistic name Animal Waves). Born in 2000, in Lisboa, Portugal. Studied Visual Arts in Salesianos (Lisboa) and at the moment is finishing bachelors degree in Plastic Arts at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Caldas da Rainha).
Develops artwork with collage, painting, video and photography where explores the body around possible environments. This “body” can be a form or a figure and its scenographic contexts contribute to the construction of a narrative. The performative process meets this line of thought and it's an active element for the narrative. In painting, which frequently uses oil pastel and acrylic, the body is moved by impulses and rhythmic movements that create an abstract composition.
Currently, is working with collage on canvas and digitalization along with oil pastel and acrylic.