Since we had a gallery in Lisbon which was well known by dealing with some of the most notorious/representative
Portuguese painters from XIX-XX centuries, as well as the international contemporary artists we represented,
during 20 years (1992-12),
If you're looking for something special, ask us, we just might help
If you're looking for LARGE SCALE stone sculptures, we might be able to show you a charming SCULPTURE GARDEN in an art studio just outside Lisbon
How it started... our hidden museum.
An old stable converted into a house/ studio by an artist couple as a jewel/ sculpture house. The artistic adventure started in 1996 creating the architectural solutions. In almost 3 years, the contemporary art collection climbed its walls, took its ceilings, spread all over the floor, filling up these 230m² x 5m high and the 15 x 2m sculpture garden.
Discover a private loft house/gallery, full of stories and history from the past
Dive into over 200 original contemporary art pieces while enjoying the real home cooked soul food meal by your host
ART & DIINER EVENTS - WE COOK - are limited to 35 & a
minimum of 12 guests.
The full address will be provided after your BOOK IN.
It is also possible to BOOK an Art & Dinner Event - WE COOK or YOU COOK -
for YOUR group on request.
Located in the charming hub area of Principe Real inLisbon,
one of the trendiest and gay-friendliest neighborhoods.
Our loft is private. The address will be provided after you BOOK IN. We ask our visitors to never give our address without our permission.
It already happened here....
José Escada (PT 1934 - 1980)
Pedrinhas e Ossinhos
signed/ dated 1974
oil on canvas
80 x 40 cm
Certainly one of TOP Portuguese artists ever. Between 1960 and 1971 he lived in Paris diving into abstraction, three-dimensional cut-outs and collages.
Joined one of the most important group of artists in the 60's in Paris, KWYGroup with other stunning artists: René Bértholo, Lourdes Castro, António Costa Pinheiro, Gonçalo Duarte, João Vieira, Christo andJan Voss.
Critical texts also in the unique "KWY " publicationsin Paris during the 60's.
In 2016 Lisbon's Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro de Arte Moderna held his retrospective exhibition.
Uwe Lindau ( DE 1950)
signed and dated 1989
mixed media on wood
168 x 262cm
1979 Karlsruhe's Art Academy under Markus Lüpertz. IWKA group in the 80's with Georg Schalla and Ralf Bühler which "saved the building" and led to ZKM Museum.
Lindau devours huge history books, plays piano dramatically, has a deep critic sense of mankind and it's hypocrisy and an accurate humour.
He never leaves his studio:
-"THERE'S NO TIME - I MUST REACT!!!" strongly over his boards on infinite layers.
Würth is one of his biggest collectors.
"I'm not painting according to the established rules, you'll have to say that I'm exploding - occasionally - like a volcano - sleeping a hundred years and then ...
I do not listen to music when I paint - the TV is rushing to me.
Leonardo inspires me... I love piloting battles, but also the desert". Uwe Lindau.
Julião Sarmento (PT 1948 - 2021)
The Awful Shapes of The Trees /
signed Cabriz 1994
acrylic on canvas
115 x 80 cm.
One of the most internationally known Portuguese contemporary artists since the 80's. He began exhibiting film, video, sound, painting, sculpture, installation and multimedia in the early seventies, but also developed several site-specific projects. Represented Portugal at the Venice Biennial 1997.
1980 - 83 Studied Painting and Sculpture at AR.CO Art School in Lisbon under Graça Costa Cabral.
In 1988 represented Portugal in the Iwate-Machi StoneSculpture Symposium - Japan, under Minoru NIIZUMA.
One of his biggest installations belongs to the Berardo Collection in Lisbon. Last solo show was Alquimia (Na Tasca), catalogue by Rajele Jain, Travessa da Ermida - Belém, Lisbon 2017.
Cardoso reflects the joy and drama of SUBURBAN cultures of the Mega-Polis with it's common people.
Lately he focuses also on the lack of straight communication due to too much technology devices everywhere.
"We are reminded of the significance of companions, community, togetherness, bodies. This is also another aspect: the meaning of bodies in the communication process In today’s time of post- and trans-human concepts and virtual messengers." Rajele Jain.
Ivo Moreira (PT 1979)
signed/ dated 2010
acrylic on canvas
80 x 200 cm
1997 Studied Arts at Escola António Arroio, Lisbon and briefly Lisbon's Art Academy.
1999 - 2013 Artist‑in‑residence at Zé dos Bois Gallery. Through autobiographical painting eyes, he writes, sings, performs, paints murals, installs... and travels... notable artbooks too...
In 2010 he was invited to join the "Art Ocuppies Lisbon, Paris... and also Hamburg", project by Carlos Henrich, co-curatory Rajele Jain, which led him to "Wearable Paintings" in Paris, creating incredible ART CLOTHING, and more...
-Keep an eye on him!!!
Carlos Henrich (BR / DE - Baden 1965)
(partnership Kazike) 2009
polyester resin sphere
diameter 90 cm
speaker, Sub Audio Oscilator (C946 Club of The Knobs), amplifier, nylon, aluminium case, stethoscope.
1985 - 90 Karlsruhe's Art Academy - Master degree on Painting under Prof. Rainer Küchenmeister. Parallel started stone sculpture in Évora (PT). Since 1990 lives in Lisbon. Represented by gAD galeria in Lisbon between 1994 - 2012.
Began Sound Sculptures at IWKA studios, KRH in 1986.
Sound sculptures solo shows at Travessa da Ermida Belém (2009 and 2015), Museu Arqueológico do Carmo (2017) and Museu do Teatro Romano (2018). Several awards on painting and sculpture including Edinfor - EDP Prize and lately The NewArt Fest’17 for BEST MEDIA in partnership with Kazike.
2010 Created "Arte Ocupa Lisbon, Paris...", co-curatory Rajele Jain, artistic residencies of which the last was in Japan and AVAV (36), by Astronauta Mecanico, Roppongi Basecamp TOKYO (2015).
Ana Fonseca (BR-PT 1978)
signed/ dated 2011
drawing graphite on tracing paper and Fabriano paper,
acid free paper tape
163 x 126 cm
Works in Lisbon. Middlesex University (BA Honours Fine Art) 2003; Chelsea College of Arts Foundation (Art & Design,) London 1999-00.
Exhibits since 2004: Palácio da Ajuda, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo – Lisbon; Museu Soares dos Reis - Oporto.
Recently featured on “The Word is Art” by Michael Petry (Thames and Hudson Ed.).
Conceptual and multidisciplinary practice. Inspired on her own family history contextualized within the big issues in contemporary culture or comparing them with different historical periods. Recently interested on social media and editing apps, led her to explore our relationship with museums and art.