By contemporary artist Durães-West, a British artist living in Portugal, “Contrast” is an exhibition of painting with shapes and colors that contrast, harmonize or cause disupage. The exhibition will open on September 8, at 18h, and will be exhibited in the Central Core of Taguspark until October 22, 2022. Admission is free.
In this collection of works, produced with acrylic paints and spray, the artist’s influences are taken from urban Lisbon, ocean culture and the beach. His series “Dark Matters”, “Blue” and “What” are based on themes that cover depth, extension, darkness, light, capturing the essence of a city at the forefront of innovation and the great contrast we face in life and death.
On the subject of the exhibition, the artist Durães-West explains his view on “Contrast, the state of being surprisingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association. As in life; light, darkness, shape, feeling, day, night, sea, sky; contrast allows us to measure the experience.”
With a very rich life experience, Durães-West was born in the United Kingdom, grew up in Saudi Arabia and currently lives in Portugal. He was a professional rugby player, founded a security company that provided services to the Saudi royal family, owns a travel company for surf lovers, was a sports coach and is a professional surfer coach.
These experiences are present in his works, in the modern and urban landscape of Lisbon in contrast to the Alentejo plains of rocky and olive trees, in the start-ups and technological potential of Portugal in the future or in the color palette of the ocean or sky at sunrise or sunset between the contrast of day and night.
The painting exhibition “Contrast” can be visited between September 9 and October 22, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (except Sundays and public holidays). The inauguration, with the presence of the artist, will take place on September 8, at 18h, in the Central Center of Taguspark.
The presence of arts and culture in Taguspark – City of Knowledge is part of the context of mau – Museum of Urban Art, which aims to promote critical thinking and is an invitation to reflection on current society.