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 and Australia.
Inspired by the work of Francis Bacon and the British abstract cubist Ben Nicholson, Louro’s work acts as 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.
“I'm never interested in painting beauty; I mean the "beauty" that others find straightaway in traditional or ordinary pieces of art. I don't paint these traditional beauties. I very much aim to carry on developing and predesignating the facts of the creative process that I have developed over the years by focusing on architectural forms and designs, together with abstract geometrical visions from our cosmopolitan living. I create art through my imagination by using geometry for geometry's sake. It is my crucial creative tool and is therefore the way to demonstrate my knowledgeable vision of perspectives, angles, and to see beauty - or to find a new level of beauty".
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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