Conceição Rhodes Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Conceição Rhodes
Live in: Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Artworks for sale: 37.00
Conceição Rhodes Artist Bio:
Born in Santarem, Portugal. She lived in a farm in her childhood . "The fields surrounding the farm are streched out and the horizons is far". "Many times I transport those fields with me. Not the real ones, but the imaginary, those which entering in my mind, born differently on my paintings. Painting is like a dream for me and I find the Nature on my imaginary landscapes. The world stops for me in my moments of creation. I follow the rail of my instint and intuition". Nature and people, abstracts mixed with real-imaginary are Conceição Rhodes main thems. She uses acrylic on canvas and mixed media in her works. Her paintings are an explosion of colours creating atmospheres where many times appear unexpected forms and figures which seems to emerge from the own canvas. "Also I have a big atraction for the Old Masters paintings, their colours and contrasts of light and dark". So, as well she constructs and gives life to imaginary portraits or imaginary landscapes coming from the dark. "I see them borning from the contrast with the light and the chaos of dark colours". Many of her works can have different interpretations. "I think is importante that people have their own way of reading my paintings". Her world of painting lives in atmospheres at the open air, without the limits imposed by the cyties. She aims to create for her and for public, places of calm and tranquility inpired by the experiences she had during her shildwood near the country. "Now I live in Lisbon near a big garden. The windows of my studio let me see huge trees and hear the birds and frogs. I use to work with Mosart and Debussy Music”. Conceição Rhodes went up several steps, always searching new ways to deep down express her sensibility. She has frequented divers Art Schools and have the 5th year of Painting of the the Fine Arts University of Lisbon. The variety of technics and styles she develops are due to the long way of her career and the many teachers and School where she wanted to frequent. She has began at 16 years old and now, she go on with her career having already seen her works chosen by Contests and Showdowns. She exhibit her works since 1991. She has participate in many solo and collective exhibitions , in Portugal ( Lisbon, Porto, Figueira da Foz, Sousel, Vendas Novas, Cascais, Coimbra, Loures, Sabugal), in UK (London), in Spain(Barcelona and Granada), in France (Paris). She wons the prize Mail Art Hannover 2000. Her work is reptresented in many private and public collections, in the Internal Administration Ministry, in the Finance Ministry, and in Galego Centre of Lisbon. She is one of the artists represented in the book «50 years of painting and sculture in Portugal» 1999. .