São Rafael Galleries are pleased to invite you to the Virtual Exhibitions Immersive Winter cycle, opening on the 15th December.
“The Winter’s Tale” exhibition gathers around the Christmas tree several national and international artists: João Freire, Leonor Trindade Sousa, Hossam Dirar, Carlos Teixeira, António Azenha, Fabián Caro Román, Abílio Marcos, Rodolfo M. Costa, Ricardo Gomes, Gulnar Sacoor, Catarina Diaz, Jaime R Ferreira and Marco Gomes. A compliment to the Winter Cycle and a Christmas celebration where the mysteries of Christ by Carlos Teixeira stand out and the magic of the Orient by Hossam Dirar comes to life. And because Jesus was also a migrant, João Freire’s vision is highlighted through watercolor where the artist represents the dilemmas and afflictions of the Mediterranean crossing. A winter of hope, faith and joy. You can also discover many other artists by clicking on the surprise gifts.
“That’s all” exhibition celebrates Réveillon in an elegant atmosphere enhanced by the artworks of contemporary artists Gabriela González Leal, Jean-David Niangoran, Lilly Helja Jonasson, Cecília Acevedo, Yves Badyh and Leonor Trindade Sousa. The exhibition’s concept was inspired by the dramatic vision of the Absurd, the title makes reference to Harold´s Pinter play. This exhibition purports to be the poetry that is to emerge from the concrete and objectified images of the society stage itself, in which the artists are the main actors and spokespersons. A firework of strong images, sensations, with the sound of a surreal violin in the background.
The exhibitions can be visited from the day mentioned above and will be on permanent exhibition.
The Beanstalkers and The Nutcrackers exhibitions were inaugurated last December 3rd in a elegant and immersive approach to virtual reality in the art market.
The Nutcrackers exhibition invites you to discover the magic universe of reflection in contemporary art through a unique journey to the sound of chimera clock, following the march of the wood soldier in order to crack the conscious and discover the nut of dialogue, culminating in the victory of signs. The exhibition brings together the artists Gulnar Sacoor, Tebo, Fabián Caro Román and Jaime R Ferreira under the theme of dream and spirituality.
The Beanstalkers exhibition is dedicated to tradition, crossing Portuguese, Chilean and Indonesian traditions, songs and visualities through Vimoc, Cecília Acevedo and Carlos Teixeira artworks.
Both exhibitions continue to welcome visitors and will be on permanent virtual immersive exhibition.
The Beasts of Beauty exhibition was inaugurated last November 19th in a fresh and interactive approach to virtual reality in the art market.
An exhibition that intends to be a hymn to contemporaneity and unites sensorial and experiential design with images of “dream worlds” of fashion and everyday life, between the real and the imaginary, bringing the naturalization and exaltation of female beauty into dialogue. The Beasts of Beauty aims to celebrate the female figure, in her creative, autonomous power, with a focus on her strength and spiritual dimension. This exhibition brings together in an immersive and interactive scenery three prominent contemporary artists, being them: Catarina Diaz, José A. Faraco and Hossam Dirar.
The Beasts of Beauty exhibition continues to welcome visitors and will be on permanent virtual immersive exhibition.
The BICA Magazine (Revista Bica), cultural magazine centered on the city of Lisbon, highlights our Autumn Exhibition Cycle by São Rafael Galleries. We are grateful for this mention.See the article >
The months of November and December are full of gifts. A different way to enjoy the artistic experience is coming. We mark the autumn cycle and the arrival of winter with three interactive exhibitions: ‘The Beasts of Beauty’, ‘The Nutcrackers’ and ‘The BeansTalkers’.
The São Rafael Galleries are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “The Beasts of Beauty” on the 19th November. This exhibition brings together in an immersive and interactive scenery three prominent contemporary artists, being them: Catarina Diaz, José A. Faraco and Hossam Dirar. An exhibition that intends to be a hymn to contemporaneity and unites sensorial and experiential design with images of “dream worlds” of fashion and everyday life, between the real and the imaginary, bringing the naturalization and exaltation of female beauty into dialogue. The Beasts of Beauty aims to celebrate the female figure, in her creative, autonomous power, with a focus on her strength and spiritual dimension.
Also, on December 3rd, we opened the exhibitions “The Nutcrackers” and “The BeansTalkers“, highlighting the artists Gulnar Sacoor, Tebo, Fabián Caro Román, Jaime R Ferreira, Vimoc, Cecília Acevedo and Carlos Teixeira.
The exhibitions can be visited on our website from the days mentioned above and will be on permanent exhibition.
The Lisbon Cultural Agenda highlights our Autumn Immersive Cycle, marked by the exhibitions “The Beasts of Beauty” (already open and available for visiting), “The Nutcrackers” and “The BeansTalkers” (opening on Dec. 3rd), inaugurating the 360º exhibition category.
The news refers to the three exhibitions, highlighting those that will open on December 3rd: The Nutcrackers and The BeansTalkers. The Nutcrackers brings together artists Gulnar Sacoor, Tebo, Fabián Caro Román and Jaime R Ferreira under the theme of dream and spirituality. The BeansTalkers is an exhibition dedicated to tradition that brings together artworks by artists Vimoc, Cecília Acevedo and Carlos Teixeira. The exhibition emphasizes the Golden Edition, by the Vimoc duo from the city of Porto, a series of illustrations on the beauty of nature and urban architecture. In this series, the artists seek to recover the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving, combining the dynamic morphology of the gold leaf with the raised hand drawing.
The painter and photographer Carlos Teixeira was awarded with the 1st European Best Destinations Photography Prize, an independent organization based in Brussels that promotes tourism in Europe. This year are three the best photographs of the city of Braga by the award-winning artist.See artworks
The Chilean newspaper Diario Angamos highlights an article on artist Fabián Caro Román. Alejandro Canseco-Jerez B, critic and emeritus professor at the University of Lorraine, France, affirmes that one of the most relevant features of Fabián Caro Román’s work is the poetic reverie framed in a geometric rigor from where anatomies and robotic-inspired morphologies flash and are humanized in suggestive postures: “And so, by means of this plastic transgression, he manipulates shapes and figures, assigning them a “sureness” entangled in metaphysical scenarios ”, concludes the critic.See more about this artist >
Issue 17 of the @ArtistTalkMagazine features the artworks ‘Bold’, available on our gallery, and ‘Back to earth’ by Catarina Diaz. Both artworks are showcased in this prestigious art magazine from the United Kingdom in a issue that showcases the best contemporary art artists.See ‘Bold’
German artist Lilly Helja Jonasson was featured in the new issue 4 of the biannual Art Magazine @thoughtartmagazine. Among the artworks highlighted in this issue you can find “Selbsportrait” and “Eyes”, both available in São Rafael Galleries.See artworks >
Enigma: the International Arab Magazine highlights the extraordinary career of Hossam Dirar, the internationally renowned Arab artist: “I began to understand colours and to do more than just sketch. Then, the revolution happened in 2011. It was also a personal revolution for me. Seeing the pictures of the people protesting really inspired me and I decided to shift careers and completely quit graphic design. I’ve dedicated my time to painting ever since.”
The article highlights the Daydreams collection and the Nefertiti collection, both available on our platform.
Mexican artist Gabriela González Leal was featured in Voices of Mexico Magazine, in 114 “Expectations” editorial with distribution in Mexico, the United States and Canada. The article about her work with demonetized banknotes and other media includes an exclusive interview: “Seeing the empty streets, with news of illness and death, made me feel a certains hollowness and a sense of uncertainty in the face of a rather disturbing future. Nonetheless, this very uncertainty pushed me to start to free myself from constraints and to experiment”.
This october the artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was once again awarded for her brilliant creativity and plastic work, this time winning the Dubai Art Trophy Award and the Golden Globes Art Awards 2021.See more about the artist
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 and the only one in Art category.
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.See more about the artist
EL – BEIT: The Arab magazine for decoration, architecture and arts publishes an article about the work of Hossam Dirar, highlighting his paintings about women’s freedom. Hossam talks about his interest in women’s rights and the beauty in the contrast of cultures in terms of beliefs, liberty and open-mindedness.See artworks
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.
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.
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.See artworks
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.Read Magazine
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.Go to Exhibition
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.See artwork
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.
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.See artwork
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.See artwork
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.See artworks
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.
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.See artwork
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..See artist artworks
The portuguese artist Leonor Trindade Sousa was invited last August 10th to talk about her career and artistic work on SIC’s television program Alô Portugal.See artworks
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.See artist artworks