Mangualde, Portugal, 1960
José Loureiro (Mangualde, 1960) was distinguished with the 2018 AICA Prize (International Association of Art Critics) for the exhibition A Vocation of Mites, presented last year at the Carmona e Costa Foundation, in Lisbon.
In this series called Mites, developed between 2017 and 2018, José Loureiro used oil on paper, opting for a register of fanciful expression, in shapes and colors.
From 2015 to 2017, José Loureiro produced and showed, in several individual exhibitions, a large collection of drawings and paintings on canvas, of varying dimensions, with the title Sinapse Morta.
Keeping the drawing with geometric rigor, with perfect lines and angles, combined with a short selection of colors or opting for improbable shapes and of all colors, whether they are transparent and luminous, dense or vibrant, José Loureiro never ceases to surprise us, maintaining always the same consistency.