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SÃO RAFAEL GALLERIES DISTINGUISHED AS THE BEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECT

The São Rafael Galleries was pleased to be present as finalists at the 11th edition of the Banco Montepio Acredita Portugal, which took place on 9 October at the Manuel Menezes de Figueiredo Auditorium, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, distinguished among the best 2021 entrepreneurship projects.

LEONOR TRINDADE SOUSA AWARDED WITH THE OSCAR OF CREATIVITY 2021

This October, the artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was awarded with the Montecarlo Oscar for Creativity Award, highlighting her particular artistic importance and extreme artistic value. The ceremony will take place on October 16th in Monte Carlo at the Jacques Premier Salon.

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SÃO RAFAEL GALLERIES IN VIRTUAL WEEK

São Rafael Galleries will be present at the digital entrepreneurship fair Virtual Week Banco Montepio Acredita Portugal, an event that brings together the best entrepreneurial projects of 2021.

Montepio Bank and Acredita Portugal recognize the innovative and creative nature of São Rafael Galleries, sharing the conviction that art and culture are a fundamental human investment to the economic fabric of the country.

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LEONOR TRINDADE SOUSA AWARDED WITH DAVID MICHELANGELO INTERNACIONAL PRIZE

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was
awarded for the second time with the David Michelangelo International Art Prize, one of the most prestigious art awards in the heart of Rome.

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WORKS BY CATARINA DIAZ ARE PART OF THE CRISTINA COM VIDA TV SHOW: «HER STRENGTH AND SENSITIVITY TOUCHED ME»

Artworks by Catarina Diaz decorate the studio of the portuguese television program @CristinaComvidaTVI. Among the artworks exhibited at Cristina ComVida, which can be seen daily at each broadcast of the television show, are the analog collages and oil-sticks on canvas “Evergreen”, “Let’s fly away” and “Joy”, also available at Galerias São Rafael.

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“SO POP”, BY CATARINA DIAZ IN ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE

Issue 16 of the @ArtistTalkMagazine features the artworks ‘So Pop’, available on our gallery, and ‘Reverie’ by Catarina Diaz. This issue is dedicated to celebrating all aspects of art. Everyone featured within this issue was able to share interesting, in-depth, honest accounts about themselves, their work, views and ideas.

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MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

São Rafael Galleries are pleased to invite you to our Midsummer Night’s – Virtual Exhibition that will take place on July 30th at 18:00 on our official platforms: facebook.com/galeriassaorafael and www.galeriassaorafael.com. The event will close with the exhibition of the theater show “O Evangelho de Van Gogh” by Produções D. Mona.

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AURORA BOREAL BY LEONOR SOUSA AWARDED WITH THE PRIZE DELLA CRITICA LOUVRE ART MUSEUM 2021

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was awarded this year with the Della Crítica Louvre Art Museum’21 Award, having been named a great master of abstract expressionism. The awarding of the prize highlights her expressive talent in creating a pictorial and lyrical fascination through her works. The awarded artworks “Aurora Boreal” and “Anjos Coloridos” are available on our platform.

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LAUNCH OF THE “INFORMATION” COLLECTION

We mark the International Press Freedom Day, on May 3rd, 2021, with the launch of the “Information” series, our first collection in collage and mixed technique, by the young artist Rodolfo M. Costa. The collection is now available on our platform www.galeriassaorafael.com.

Rodolfo M. Costa is a young artist who lives in Fuseta, Algarve. He studied sculpture in Fine Arts in the city of Lisbon, where he acquired skills in wood production. After his training, he moved to Berlin, where he worked as a carpenter and captured the Kunstmeile spirit of the Berlin Wall (“the art mile”). His journey resulted in the exploration of new approaches such as tattooing, resin, digital drawing and editing, as well as the creation of a series of 18 frames sealed in resin. His first exhibition was entitled “Collage of collages” at Artesis Galeria in Tavira. Rodolfo captures fragments of a vandalized fantasy dimension and drags them into our reality, exploring themes such as graffiti, information, advertising, multiculturalism and consumerism.

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CARLOS TEIXEIRA AWARDED IN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST “UMA ALMA MARIANA…OU AS VIBRAÇÕES DE UM POVO”

The artist Carlos Teixeira was distinguished with the A Mary Soul… Or the Vibrations of People (Uma Alma Mariana… Ou as vibrações de um povo) Prize for Photography, promoted by the Sameiro Sanctuary under the theme of devotion to Virgin Mary of Sameiro. The award-winning series of photographs, Alma Mariana 11, is available on our platform.

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OUTRO OLHAR BY LEONOR SOUSA DISTINGUISHED WITH THE GREAT ARTIST OF FUTURE’21 TROFEO, IN ITALY

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was distinguished this year with the Trofeo Great Artist of Future. The awarded work, Outro Olhar, is available on our platform.

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CATARINA DIAZ ARTWORKS FEATURED IN ICONIC BRITISH MAGAZINES

As you flip through the pages of major British magazines, don’t be surprised to find the artworks of Portuguese artist Catarina Diaz, whose career has been on the rise in the last year, featured in magazines such as House and Garden, The World of Interiors, Tatler, Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as on Vlog Middleagedminx by BBC announcer Jo Good. Discover the artist who is surprising with her art, where she juxtaposes the urban side with nature, in an elegant and innovative approach to analogue collage.

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GALA INVITATION – Opening and Virtual Exhibition

The Collective Exhibition GALA will be presented on the 2nd of April, promoted by Galerias São Rafael. The exhibition will be broadcast live at 9 pm on the galleries’ official platforms (facebook.com/galeriassaorafael and www.galeriassaorafael.com) and will close with a live-streaming presentation of the theater show Não Kahlo, about the life and work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo , signed by D. Mona Productions. The exhibition is free and open to the general public.
In this Virtual Exhibition, whose name pays homage to the famous Salvador Dalí’s muse – Gala Dalí -, several collections will be highlighted: the Dialogos collection, by Gulnar Sacoor, interpreted as a fusion between Modrian and Rothko, highlighting the myriad of colors and realistic imagery of minimalist shapes and infinite landscapes, between mystery and spirituality; The collection Afetos, by the artist João Freire, which seeks, through extreme sensitivity, to express the ties that unite parents and children since birth; And the collections Ruralidades e Expressões Coloridas, by artist Carlos Teixeira, which, in a vivid, raw and striking way, portrays the faces of marginality and rurality and confronts us with a perception of what Realism can mean in the 20th century.
The exhibition also includes works by the Chilean artist Fabián Caro Román, with a focus on painting, muralism, sculpture and ceramics. The works to be presented reveal the influence of the artist’s education in architecture and resort to the theme of dreams and the unconscious, portraying the human body in strength, through metaphysical and magical faces and body expressions, with a focus on surrealist modeling of the female body; And by the Andalusian artist José A. Faraco Macias, who makes us relive the rigor of anatomical detail and bodily expressiveness through sculpture and a look at gender diversity and the main social transformations that occur in the social image of the naked body. Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Jaime R Ferreira, Luís Liberato, Leonor Trindade Sousa, António Azenha, Amélia Monteiro and the young artist from Coimbra, Sara Seabra. The exhibition will exhibit around 90 artworks by established and emerging artists.

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CASAL DE ÍNDIGENAS BY LEONOR SOUSA AWARDED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PAUL CÉZANNE PRIZE’21, IN ITALY

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was distinguished this year with the International Paul Cézanne Prize. The awarded artwork, Casal de Indígenas, was distinguished for its artistic merit, its expressive richness having been highlighted, as a result of the artist’s profound professionalism, and is available on our platform.

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SÃO LÍRIOS AND MIOSÓTIS BY LEONOR SOUSA DISTINGUISHED WITH THE MASTER OF ART CARAVAGGIO PRIZE’21, IN ITALY

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was distinguished this year with the Master of Art Caravaggio Prize, where her effective research, developed with commitment and artistic intuition, was highlighted. The awarded artworks, São Lírios and Miosótis, are available on our platform..

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Cubata, Anjos Coloridos and Moinhos de Vento BY LEONOR SOUSA AWARDED WITH THE XII GRAND PRIX DE LA CÔTE D’AZUR’20

The artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was distinguished this year with the XII Grand Prix de la Côte D’Azur’20 Ville de Nice for her personal composition that describes her warm emotions, rich in dreams of love for others. The awarded artworks, Cubata, Anjos Coloridos and Moinhos de Vento, are available on our platform.

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