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Biography: LUIS ATHOUGUIA Born in Cascais, Portugal in 1953. Certification in Arts and Design by IADE, Lisbon. Exhibits since 1983, in more than a hundred important events. Comments about his work “... his painting reveals a search for signs, interior and exterior, in constant dialogue between light and material, between the voices of the soul and the almost carnal forms that seem to inhabit some of his paintings as living and autonomous organisms. Throughout all his work passes, in unmistakable tones, an expressed wish or an uncontained dream of freedom and harmony, which echoes in all of us.” Paulo Machado de Jesus “In the intimacy of his work... the minimum gesture reflects a personal religion or healthy cepticism and a fragile equilibrium in the stroke that defines the frisson of his own vertiginous life, and an eternal rebirth to the daily exercise of meditation, as in a gestual Zen... evoking, in the simbolism of his wise strokes, the memory of the gothic mirages of Manuelism in search of those spiritual Indias where, in vortexes of light, is sighted the hope of a redemption...” Jos? Bivar “They are pathetic pilgrimages through oneiric, erotic-sentimental landscapes, an almost obsessive fascination by the curvilineal escape, aIluding to a deliberately interminable espaciality. “… the solitary grandness of the interior landscapes drapes itself in caprichious forms that the prodigious luxuriousness of sensibility and imagination creates, a bit each day, a bit in each work.” Vicente Borges de Sousa “... pieces of dreams, gardens for our eyes to wander in, obscure remembrances, intermittent illuminations, fugitive words, windows of his soul, his natural breathing... Luis' s painting is encounter and divergency, a certain dose of solitude, an echo, a tenuous bridge, the light of dawn, the discreet ondulating of the sea in the dryness of the landscape, the border between yesterday and today, a journey project.” Cruzeiro Seixas One-Person Exhibitions Gal. S?o Mamede, Lisboa - Pa?os do Concelho, Ponta Delgada - Gal. Velasquez, Valladolid - Gal. Maria Lebre, Tomar - Gal. Escudeiros, Beja - Casa Vieira Guimar?es, Tomar - Gal. de Fitares, Sintra - Gal. Pepper’s, Caldas da Rainha - Gal. de Arte do Barreiro - Gal. de Arte de Abrantes - F?brica das Artes, Torres Vedras - Gal. de Arte de Albufeira - Capela da Miseric?rdia em Sines - Centro Cultural de Lagos - Museu de Electricidade, Lisboa – Convento de S. Jos?, Lagoa - Pal?cio Pombal, IADE, Lisboa – Museu Martins Correia, Goleg? - Galeria Artur Bual, Pa?os do Concelho da Amadora – Galeria C T T, Lisboa. Some Collective Exhibitions Gal. S. Mamede, Lx - Gal. Potthoff, Lx - Gal. 65 A, Lx - Gal. Conventual, Alcoba?a - Gal. Arthouse, Cascais - Quinta das Cruzadas, Sintra - Gal. Fitares, Sintra – Gal. LCR, Sintra - Gal. Iosephus, Lx - Die Galerie, Ericeira - Gal. F?brica das Artes, T. Vedras - Gal. C?licas, Ponte do Rol - Gal. Pir?mide, Lx - Gal. Ler Devagar, Lx - Espa?o Pedralvas, Lx - Centro Cultural de Bel?m, Lx – Centro Cultural da Nazar? - Gal. Pedro Sem, Lx - Gal. Mar? d’Arte, Carvoeiro – Museu Regional de Sintra - Museu de Electricidade, Lx - Pal?cio Foz, Lx - Pal?cio da Independ?ncia, Lx - Convento de Cristo, Tomar - Convento da Gra?a, T. Vedras - Convento de S. Francisco, Monsaraz. Biennuals of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Sabugal, Avante; F. P. of Lisbon; Vendas Novas; Alentejo; Montijo; Amadora.
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