License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: Pedro Ribeiro Simões
Art, Architecture, and Technology Museum, MAAT, Belem, Portugal
Material: Oil on canvas
Collection: EDP Foundation Art Collection
Section: The Cabrita Reis Center
Inv. : EDP.CR.0114
Born in Mangualde. Lives and works in Lisbon.
For more than 30 years, Portuguese painter Jose Loureiro has been working on a series of works, drawings and paintings he himself characterizes using three mysterious names: “bullfinch”, “filament” and “hoop”. “Bullfinch”: seems self-explanatory upon examination the colours and shapes of the small bird that never sits still, and has been surviving the deforestation of the Açores. “Filament” relates to Loureiro’s ambition to paint the unstable, the sizzling character of the light, beyond its materialization. “Hoop”, because the shapes he draws are never straight, the circle he sketches are never full. We are in an in between. A shape is in the process of creation, or escape. Isotopic.
José Loureiro has exhibited in prestigious institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, the Serralves Museum, Porto… His work is part of important permanent collections like the Centre Pompidou, the Daniel Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, the Bernardo Museum, Serralves Museum…