'Abstract Expressionism Post Graffiti' by MatoxJuxtapoz // Thursday, 23 Sep 2010
This November and December, the Portuguese artist will travel to Paris and Berlin to present his newest paintings, “in a mix between abstract calligraphy and graffiti.”
The artist writes:
“The present work is largely inspired by the graffiti from the streets of Bairro Alto, Lisbon as well as the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona 90 years, places like Nuno de Matos attend regularly. His work is also inspired by the work of Jean Lurcat because he grew up in his studio near Museum in Saint-Cere. The taste of the lines and the graffiti was largely catalyzed by the study of rock paintings, mainly those of Lascaux and Pech Merle near Quercy.
“This symbolic and abstract graffiti immerses us in multidimensional spaces, constantly being developed and experienced. All these influences were heavily involved in the study of the line, its trajectory and its overlays, to build an arabesque scrolls of calligraphy and abstract expressionist.”