RAÚL FERREIRA

"The work that I develop shows a dissatisfaction with the traditional limits of the painting. On the wall, there arises an unstable object, through the registration of more traditional methods of construction. The monochrome painting, almost neutral, it is appropriate to highlight the ritual act of construct/deconstruct. The canvas is cut and folded in staging that seeks to find another story, another identity; your place. It is simultaneously the affirmation of the existence of the author but also the work."

 

Raúl Ferreira

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 1975

 

Academic qualifications: 2000/2003 – Master degree Ma Art, Craft and Design Education - University of Surrey Roehampton/ESEVC. 1993/1997 – Graduation in Technological and Visual Education, ESEV.

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection): 2014 - "Naked", Galeria Rectângulo de Ouro, República das Artes, Cerveira; 2013 - "Arena", Museu D. Diogo de Sousa, Braga; Casa da Esquina, Coimbra; 2012 - "Rés-do-Chão", Mosteiro de S.Martinho de Tibães, Braga; Rui Alberto Espaço de Arte, Vila Nova de Gaia;

2011 – "Rés-do-Chão", Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, Vila Nova de Gaia; Sala de Exposições, Teatro Municipal de Vila Real; Centro Cultural e Congressos, Caldas da Rainha; CAE Sever do Vouga; 2010 – "nonsense - vida só a dos frutos da terra que mais desejámos colher", Velha - a - Branca - estaleiro cultural, Braga; 2008 – "Sobre a nudez forte da verdade - o manto diáfano da fantasia - Relicário reescrito", Instalação, Museu Teixeira Lopes, Vila Nova de Gaia;

"Certo Ser", Instalação, Solar Condes de Resende, Canelas, Vila Nova de Gaia.

 

Group Exhibitions (selection): 2015– I Biennial of Art Gaia; Estímulos Contemporâneos, José Rodrigues Foundation, Porto; 2013– Abel Manta Prize for Painting 2013, Gouveia; Gaia on Fire, XVII Biennial Cerveira; 2011– Biennial Mask Bragança / Mascararte - Sculpture Competition; V Erotic Art Prize, Gondomar; 2010– II Biennial of Art Ansião; I Biennial of Art Penedono; V-a-B Art Fest # 2, Braga; 2009– International Biennial of Young Art of Vila Verde; Abel Manta Prize for Painting 2009; 1st Prize Youth Arts CAE; V-a-B art fest,Velha a Branca Estaleiro Cultural, Braga; 2008– Painting and Sculpture Prize Artur Bual, Amadora; VIII Biennial of Painting of the Eixo Atlântico 2008/2009, Verín; Prize for Painting and Sculpture D. Fernando II, Sintra; Biennial of Visual Arts, Marinha Grande; Abel Manta Prize for Painting 2008, Gouveia; Aveiro Young Designer 2008, Biennial of Young Art Painting Penafiel.

 

Awards: 2011– 1st Prize of  Sculpture Biennial Mask Bragança / Mascararte; Honorable Mention, V Erotic Art Prize, Gondomar; 2010– 1st Prize of Painting Biennial of Art Ansião; 2008– Honorable Mention, Painting Biennial of Young Art of Penafiel; 2005– Honorable Mention, Young Designer 2005 Aveiro, Honorable Mention, Art Biennial - Mafra; 2003–1st Prize of Painting Biennial Mask Bragança / Mascararte 2000– Honorable Mention, National Prize for Painting António Joaquim / Gaia.

RAÚL'S ARTWORK

'Polis Wall I' 2015_mixed media on canvas and old tile_44x43x36cm

'Polis Wall III' 2015_mixed media on canvas and old tile_42x40x33cm

'Reverse, hug' 2015_mixed media on canvas_83x82x50cm

'Reverse, your skin' 2015_mixed media on canvas_80x81x50cm

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