Currently on – Ana Pais Oliveira, ‘A cor é o assunto’, from 1st of June until 27 of June 2017


Ana Pais Oliveira, Air Alive, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 280 cm

‘A cor é o assunto’ is Ana Pais Oliveira’s new exhibition at Galeria São Mamede. The artist presents a series of works exploring different mediums, such as painting, collage and relief, which explore the role of colour in the relation between painting and architecture. Ana Pais Oliveira has stressed how colour is a key element of her creative process, more specifically, for constructing space, a concept developed throughout her career. Moreover, the artist recognizes an almost obsessive drive for this visual and expressive element that is colour. For Ana Pais Oliveira colour emerges like an autonomous element capable of transforming space, the composition and one’s perception; a powerful drive that captures one’s attention, incites the senses and offers a vision.


Ana Pais Oliveira, Solução de Habitação #7, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 250 x 12 cm


Ana Pais Oliveira was born in 1982 in Sadim, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal). Graduated in Fine Arts/ Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts Porto, and has a PhD in Design from the same faculty, and was also awarded with a Research Scholarship by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The artist participated in several collective exhibitions and exhibits individually since 2006; she was selected for The Young Artists Biennale 2013/2015, an itinerant exhibition across nine European countries; also, was awarded with plural prizes and honorable mentions, amongst those are the prize Aquisição dos Amigos do Museu Municipal de Amarante, for the ninth edition of the Prize Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (2013), the first prize Aveiro Jovem Criador (2009), and the first prize Engenho e Arte (2009). Her work is present in the following collections: Fundación Focus-Abengoa (Sevilla), Museu Municipal de Amarante, Banco BPI, Grupo Lena Construções, Eixo Atlântico, Casa da Cultura/Casa Barbot and Museu Municipal de Espinho.





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