Posts tagged Toze FIGUEIREDO
Male, Expressionist Artist Painter
DoB. 27 September 1965, Viseu, Portugal
Resident in London, UK
(1966-1971) Viersen, Germany
(1971-1990) Viseu, Portugal
(1990-2000) Toronto, Canada
(2000-2003) Viseu, Portugal
(2003-2015) London, UK
University of the Arts London
Elephant and Castle, graphic design, 2004
_Galeria Corte Real – Toronto, Canada – 1999
_The Rivoli – Toronto, Canada – 1999
_Here & Now Gallery – Toronto, Canada – 2000
_Salt Studio – Toronto, Canada – 2000
_Galeria IPJ – Viseu, Portugal – 2001
_Agirarte – Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal – 2001
_Rampart – London, England – 2009
_Art Now Gallery – Gotheborg, Sweden – 2010 & 2011
_Siel de Paris at Drouot Montaigne – Paris, France – 2011
_Connoisseur’s Gallery – Paris, France – 2012
_Galerie En ApARThe’ – Paris, France – 2012
_GalerieART – Aizelles, France – 2012
_Jordi Miguel Galeria d’Art – Barcelona, Spain – 2015
– Hello Toze!
– Hello Simona !
Q: How all this begun ? as a hobby or as a passion ?
A: Painting came as a shock, I got surprised!
I started painting in 1991 somehow after reading old literature.
Q: What is your conception about art and the world ?
A: Art making is privacy being fixed. I arrange it to inform ho.
Q: If you were not a painter what would you be ?
A: Into electrics, probably.
Q: There are moments when you do not work out at all what the mind-eye can see and abandon work ?
If so, how do you get over it ?
A: If I “force” myself into painting, yes that happens…
Q: How often do you let yourself be influenced by others opinions ?
A: I don’t get much opinion; I just do my thing quietly…
Q: What do you think it propels a dedicated painter ? Talent, luck or criticism ?
A: Talent and his supported energy is the main channel to have a good time painting.
Q: I know you are from Portugal. As a painter the place where you come from did influence your work ?
A: Yes, places influences work.
Q: What are the sources of inspiration for your paintings ?
A: Life and the romantic feeling of leaving behind some artwork, that keeps me going.
Q: Do you paint what you feel, without thinking at decoding the painting ?
A: Usually I have a plan but all that can change… yes mistery!
– Thank you for your time! Good luck!
– Thank you all, being a pleasure!