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6 Portuguese artists to collect

Nov 16, 2021

6 Portuguese artists to collect

6 Portuguese artists to collect

Portuguese art is becoming more and more represented and important internationally. We propose a selection of pieces by Portuguese artists, interesting to collect: Pedro Calapez, Rita Ferreira, Dalila Gonçalves, João Ferro Martins, Gabriela Juan Tessi, and Nuno Sousa Vieira. Find out about their careers, milestones in the art world and write to us for any questions or advice.


Pedro Calapez

 

Pedro Calapez (Lisbon, Portugal, 1953) is one of the figures who, since the late seventies, has been deeply studying the pictorial concept. Closely linked to the practices of the support surface movement, his painting is based on colour and the constructive aspects of form. The use of large masses of pictorial matter with a neo-expressionist brushstroke, together with the fragmentation of the support, are the distinctive features of Calapez's work.

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Visit the Viewing Room of Pedro Calapez, "With a cloud in the middle" in the gallery Fernando Pradilla.

 

Rita Ferreira

 

The painting of Rita Ferreira (Óbidos, Portugal, 1991) extracts ephemeral elements and old memories from her personal archive, transforming them into visual representations whose legibility is often excluded and deferred. The singularity of oil on paper juxtaposed with the rejection of the traditional frame, almost always in favour of iron or brass supports, creates a play of contrasts between the gestural brushstrokes, the fragility of the paper and the weight of the metal structures.

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Visit Rita Ferreira's Viewing Room, "Mal-me-quer", at the gallery 3+1 Arte Contemporânea.

 

Dalila Gonçalves

 

Dalila Gonçalves (Castelo de Paiva, Portugal, 1982) shows the permeability between the materials and processes of artistic practice and everyday experiences through an experimental game. Using media such as installation, photography and ceramics, the artist conceives objects that do not always imply a real transformation of things, but which in many cases are simply an unexpected, ironic, absurd or metaphorical use of matter.

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Visit Dalila Gonçalves' Viewing Room, 'No ouvido há labirintos e cristais / En el oído hay laberintos y cristales', at Galeria Rafael Ortiz.

 

João Ferro Martins

João Ferro Martins (Santarém, Portugal, 1979) forms the basis of his artistic work through three-dimensional construction, production related to painting and relations with the universe of sound. He also develops actions including words, performance and video. His plastic work is based on processes where ideas, memories, symptoms and other immaterial aspects find their physical existence through the manipulation of objects of everyday culture and music. 

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Gabriela Machado

 

Gabriela Machado (Joinville, Brazil, 1960), lives and works in Brazil. Gabriela's painting, sculpture and drawing are inspired by her surroundings and the aesthetic compositions of everyday life. Through the use of intense brushstrokes, bright colours and contrasting scales, the landscapes take on their forms.

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Nuno Sousa Vieira

 

Nuno Sousa Vieira (Leiria, Portugal, 1971), creates marvellous sculptures, composed of various factory materials, architectural elements and discarded furniture, are the result of a process that involves the translation of the working space into his final works.

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