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“... his painting reveals a search for signs, interior and exterior, in constant dialogue between light and material, between the voices of the soul and the almost carnal forms that seem to inhabit some of his paintings as living and autonomous organisms. Throughout all his work passes, in unmistakable tones, an expressed wish or an uncontained dream of freedom and harmony, which echoes in all of us.” “... Pieces of dreams, gardens for our eyes to wander in, obscure remembrances, intermittent illuminations, fugitive words, windows of his soul, his natural breathing... Luis' s painting is encounter and divergence, a certain dose of solitude, an echo, a tenuous bridge, the light of dawn, the discreet undulating of the sea in the dryness of the landscape, the border between yesterday and today, a journey project.”

“They are pathetic pilgrimages through oneiric, erotic-sentimental landscapes, an almost obsessive fascination by the curvilineal escape, aIluding to a deliberately interminable espaciality. “… the solitary grandness of the interior landscapes drapes itself in caprichious forms that the prodigious luxuriousness of sensibility and imagination creates, a bit each day, a bit in each work.” “In the intimacy of his work... the minimum gesture reflects a personal religion or healthy skepticism and a fragile equilibrium in the stroke that defines the frisson of his own vertiginous life, and is an eternal rebirth to the daily exercise of meditation, as in gestured Zen... evoking, in the symbolism of his wise strokes, the memory of the gothic mirages of Manuelism in search of those spiritual Indias where, in vortexes of light, is sighted the hope of a redemption...”

Contact Information:

LUIS ATHOUGUIA
Rua dos Plátanos
Parede, Lx 2775

Work Phone:
Home Phone: 351917892703
Fax:
E-mail: luis.athouguia@mail.telepac.pt









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