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Rafael Oliveira


Born in Guimarães in 1996, the city where he lives and works. With a degree in Fine Arts in the field of painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, his work was part of numerous exhibitions and competitions in the most diverse institutions and art galleries. Including distinctions such as: XVI Prize of Painting D. Fernando II, in 2020; Honorable Mention at the 11th Vila Verde International Biennial, in 2020; Honorable Mention on the 18th. Aveiro Young Creator Contest, in 2020; Grand Prix Tapestries Ferreira de Sá, in the 5th. International Biennial of Art of Espinho, in 2019; Finalist of the Abel Manta Award, in 2019; Honorable Mention in the 16th. Aveiro Young Creator Contest in 2017, and also has participation in collective projects such as Mon (s) tra, and “Quartet of brushes for a single canvas”, in 2020. Although he attended a graduate course based mostly on academic tradition, his work shows a fusion between academicism and the contemporary artistic panorama. The relentless search for cohesive compositional structures, for a harmonious chromatic combination, for gesture as a dictating force, is something to retain and consider when reading his work.

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