After twenty years’ dedication to Communication, a strong urge is felt to go back to the roots and to one of the purest forms of expression, Painting.

I rediscover the immense pleasure of drawing, colours, forms, shadows, paints, canvases, brushes and, time.

Now, the will is based on themes that reflect a lifetime and, especially, that pay tribute to those who contributed towards the understanding and subsequent valuing of Humanity.

In the belief that critique should always originate something of higher value, I would like to get your opinion on the work carried out, which will definitely contribute towards strengthening the long path to be walked.

He was born in Porto, in August 1969. Very early on, he was greatly fascinated by artistic expression, ranging from the thousands of sheets he would consume with lines and colours, the "Legos" with its endless constructions, photography with dad’s Olympus, up to the first "Mac" he had contact with and thereby opening up a new digital world.

Music would always be present, meaning the allowances were spent on vinyl, on concerts and he tries out the piano in two distinct stages of his life. But the visual arts would gain ground, having studied in the Soares dos Reis Decorative Arts School and receiving a degree in Visual Communication, in the field of Graphic Design, from ESAD.

Alongside his studies, he carries out professional activities connected with Photography, Technical and Architectural Drawing, Publicity and Graphic Design. After the Image and Marketing Departments of Sonae’s Modelo Continente, Hard Club – Cultural Animation Centre emerges in 1994, when he was sharing a studio with friends from several varied fields. Passionate about the project from the very beginning, he develops the corporate identity and strengthens the concept, becoming a founding partner and accumulating the functions of Director of Communications, Public and Institutional Relations.

 

In 1998, together with his brother, he creates the Communications and Design company: Control S.

The company quickly stands out in the way it presents itself, through pieces demonstrating the team’s creative capacity, winning and developing the most varied communication projects.

Control S moves in 2006 to facilities projected with his signature. With this move, the company gains new breath, renewing its corporate identity and communication, which results in acquiring new projects.

 

A new challenges arises in 2007 – Hard Club in the Ferreira Borges Market, a project in which he takes on the functions of Director of Institutional Relations, Brand and Communication, accumulated with the strategy and development of cultural programming. After a three-year involvement, the Porto City Cuncil public tender is won for the Ferreira Borges Market Concession, as well as the Declaration of Cultural Interest, the Declaration of Tourist Interest, the QREN [NSRF] Incentive System for Productive Innovation and the National Prize of Creative Industries.

 

He takes on a new challenge in 2012: to share the reasons that make the city of Porto so unique and special. The response comes through VPorto – Official Guide to the city of Porto, for mobile devices.

He gathers several areas of great interest in this project, Design, Photography, new technologies, but moreover, through long walks, contact with the city and its inhabitants. The project becomes famous through the partnerships established with the city’s entities and organizations. It was named as a finalist for the National Creative Industries Prize.

 

2016 is the year of returning to one of his favourite forms of expression, Painting. The themes that fulfil and mark his life are, now, reflected – Music and Philosophy. As tributes and, if in any way possible, they represent rewards for the pleasure of living, for the understanding and valuing of Humanity but, especially, for Creativity.

 

In 2017, is invited to participate in a collective exhibition at the Ap'Arte Galeria.

It is selected for the 2nd International Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Gaia. Exhibits the collection “For Love” at the Casa da Música in Porto.

 

Participates in exhibitions in the galleries Baganha, Mendo and Vera Lúcia.

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