Pedro Sousa Louro

P ortuguese artist Pedro Sousa Louro graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1997 and gained a second degree in 2011 on Abstract Vision and Abstract Expressionism at Kensington and Chelsea Art College University. Louro’s work features in private collections around the globe, including Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Australia.

Inspired by the work of Francis Bacon and the British abstract cubist Ben Nicholson, Louro’s work acts as is his way of portraying feelings, emotions, and perceptions - both consciously and unconsciously - through detailed geometric compositions balanced with lines and shapes. Using multiple techniques in each artwork, his concern lies with creating a dialogue with colour and form, rather than over-focusing on the subject matter. Numerous materials come into play during his process such as textiles, reclaimed wood objects, old journals, and wallpapers. A base of canvas or wooden panel is combined with rustic deteriorating metals elements, created through a technique he developed by using oxidising copper powders. Combinations of letters and numbers are applied to balance the composition, and finally, each artwork is finished with yacht varnish.

Selected exhibitions: Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK (2021); Salons D’art Contemporain, Van Gogh Art Gallery, Monaco (2020); Affordable Art Fair Milan, Italy (2020); Kunst Messe - Leipzig International Art Fair 5th Anniversary, Germany (2019).

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