What’s on in… Lisbon – “I do not evolve, I travel” José Escada at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The first retrospective exhibition of the artist José Escada is exhibiting at the Modern Collection of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation until October 31st.







Escada from São Mamede Art Gallery


Born in 1934, José Escada represents a perfect balance between abstraction and figuration, the intention to directly explain the idea behind it and at the same time the intention to hide, to codify all meaning. An artist of several platforms, he explored illustration, painting, drawing, collage and also graffiti.











Went to Paris through a scholarship granted by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, where he stayed 10 years and founded the KWY group with Lourdes Castro, René Bertholo, Costa Pinheiro, Gonçalo Duarte, Christo and Jan Voss. During this period he create his aesthetic landmark, with the amazing abstract and symmetric figures.




Escada from São Mamede Art Gallery


An artist that we are glad to have in our gallery and an exhibition you shouldn’t miss!





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