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Antonio Madeira Santos

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Birthplace
Lisboa

Birth year
1951

Lives in
Lisboa

Works in
Lisboa

Schools
ESBAL-LISBON, 1981, PG

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, abstract, photography, video-art

Art is a legitimate demand, necessary of truth itself

António Madeira Santos, born in Lisbon in 1951. In the same year the family moved to Sintra, and since then is influenced by the landscape and the environment that surrounds it. The imaginary round the cliffs of Sintra, where he discovers natural figures that nature draws in itself. Very child admires the colors and beauty that circuses that pass through the village draw, which will greatly contribute to the development of its color palette and snapshots. His early works are heavily influenced by Gaugin, whose life story admires. 

Through publications makes contact with the work of Pop artists Richard Hamilton, Richard Smith, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Portugueses Almada and Amadeu de Sousa Cardoso are also references in their training, as well as the movements Dada, Pop and Fluxus.

Begins its activity in 1973 in expository Goa Velha, restaurant in Campo de Ourique, Lisbon, with a set of drawings. Performs training in photography and cinema within the activities of military service, continuing the work autodidact who has been performing since the late '60s. On 73 interrupts the activity for military service in Guinea-Bissau, inspiring experience that comes with his poems lost and some of their work in the exhibition that held in 1974 in Lisbon SNBA. At the Cultural Center of Sintra exposes the oil pastel and share your experiences with other visual artists exhibiting together with Tabosa Maria Dias, Pavia, Lourdes de Freitas, Luis Camacho on cultural associations in this county. In 1977 and 1978, performs moral message policy,  together with the painter Maria Tabosa Dias.

Bachelor in architecture at ESBAL-Lisbon ending in 1981, exert activity in research and creation of rules for the installation of public services. Specialist in conservation and rehabilitation activity, remains independent consultant in this area.

Present activity, favors the promotion of historic buildings, intervening with their visual works and lectures that accompany the themes of their exhibitions. For these interventions are invited speakers, experts who contribute with their knowledge to integrate and contextualize society and artistic production. The colloquia Conflicts in Alter do Chao Castle and the Fluxos in the Tower of the Castle Evoramonte.

in their work, often integrates symbolic references, revealing their roots of Portuguese culture, together with concerns of global order. 

It conducts a varied production, manifested in plans and spontaneous color frames, which stick to the themes that develops, as if it were an ongoing narrative. Each plane, each shade or color belong to a frame that hides the density of dramatic events. In his work, absences fractures are painful to create an atmosphere of anguish that each lives in his own experience. A good example of this originality is its project to introduce in the environment of a dark room the sound of a conversation with his father fought in 1998, in subtitles projected on four walls in Italino, French, English and Spanish. Sometimes it is through lack of form that best expresses the anguish of his presence of white space on the screen, example of his monochromes manuals, leaving its mark in digital printing, such as a certificate of authenticity they were.

Sometimes it is through that the absence of form best expresses the anguish of his presence of white space on the screen, example of his monochromes manuals, leaving its mark in digital printing, such as a certificate of authenticity they were.

Sometimes his works seem to dialogue with its references. Also the literature of Italo Calvino and Duras is present in the images that creates the stories hidden in each work he produces, like the colors and features were just your screen, and not just an aesthetic exercise formal.

With the pseudonym José Vicente wrote a series of poems dedicated to blue, small unfinished beings and other silences and accompanying gestural experience of the period on the plane of the screen. http://issuu.com/a.madeira_santos/docs/poesia_1994-1995


The aesthetics are among their concerns, but life is more than the plot, in the solitude of production. Objects isolated, missing part of a whole, but that this guess in a world of shadows, now sometimes symbolic, can translate the anguish of fate that will not come or the anxiety of the past that did not happen.

Exposição individual na SNBAL,Lisboa, 1975

Participação em colectiva no Museu de Arte Popular de Lisboa com 3 obras, Lisboa, 1975

Exposição Individual no Palácio Valenças, Sintra, 1977

Participação em colectiva com 4 obras, Algueirão, 1977

Exposição individual no Centro Cultural de Sintra, 1977

Participação em coletiva de fotografia em Lisboa Ambiente e Conservação da Natureza ( 1993 )

The car after a fire, DVD vídeo 11:04.1993

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0OEJPIgk0w&list=LLjXOsIg8EjfOPCq9l53rDNQ&feature=mh_lolz

Participação em colectiva, Castelo de Vide, 2001

Participação em colectiva, Lisboa, 2004.

The Grandfather, vídeo 03:20.2008 http://www.youtube.com/watchv=g9eEHAOUpDA&feature=relmfu

Exposição individual ( antologias 1 ) no Palácio do Álamo, Alter do Chão, 2009

Exposição Individual ( antologias 2 ) na Casa de Cultura de Marvão, 2010

Exposição individual ( conflitos ) na Galeria do Castelo de Alter do Chão, 2011

Exposição Individual ( fluxos ) na Torre do Castelo de Évoramonte, 2011

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Principais links para WEB

site :

https://sites.google.com/site/artmadeirasantos/

http://www.facebook.com/amadeirasan...

artslant artist :

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/130378-antonio-madeira-santos?tab=PROFILE

Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watchv=E0OEJPIgk0w&list=LLjXOsIg8EjfOPCq9l53rDNQ&feature=mh_lolz http://www.youtube.com/watchv=g9eEHAOUpDA&feature=relmfu

Exposição individual na SNBAL,Lisboa, 1975

Participação em colectiva no Museu de Arte Popular de Lisboa com 3 obras, Lisboa, 1975

Exposição Individual no Palácio Valenças, Sintra, 1977

Participação em colectiva com 4 obras, Algueirão, 1977

Exposição individual no Centro Cultural de Sintra, 1977

Participação em coletiva de fotografia em Lisboa Ambiente e Conservação da Natureza ( 1993 )

The car after a fire, DVD vídeo 11:04.1993

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0OEJPIgk0w&list=LLjXOsIg8EjfOPCq9l53rDNQ&feature=mh_lolz

Participação em colectiva, Castelo de Vide, 2001

Participação em colectiva, Lisboa, 2004.

The Grandfather, vídeo 03:20.2008 http://www.youtube.com/watchv=g9eEHAOUpDA&feature=relmfu

Exposição individual ( antologias 1 ) no Palácio do Álamo, Alter do Chão, 2009

Exposição Individual ( antologias 2 ) na Casa de Cultura de Marvão, 2010

Exposição individual ( conflitos ) na Galeria do Castelo de Alter do Chão, 2011

Exposição Individual ( fluxos ) na Torre do Castelo de Évoramonte, 2011

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Principais links para WEB

site :

https://sites.google.com/site/artmadeirasantos/

artslant artist :

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/130378-antonio-madeira-santos?tab=PROFILE

Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watchv=E0OEJPIgk0w&list=LLjXOsIg8EjfOPCq9l53rDNQ&feature=mh_lolz http://www.youtube.com/watchv=g9eEHAOUpDA&feature=relmfu

Recent Exhibits

Antonio Madeira Santos participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2011 FLUXOS
Torre/Paço Ducal de Evoramonte
 
Jun, 2011 Conflitos-2011
Galeria do Castelo de Alter do Chão
 
Exhibited at these venues
Antonio Madeira Santos has Exhibited at these venues:

Torre/Paço Ducal de Evoramonte Galeria do Castelo de Alter do Chão

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