Born in Barreiro, Portugal, 1973
Presented by MODULO – CENTRO DIFUSOR DE ARTE
The drawings of Rui Algarvio reflect his aesthetic, social, and ecological concerns. In his early works he would print stamps that he made himself by carving small blocks of wood that he subsequently covered with paint, generally to represent masses of people. The resultant chromatic bands that result from repetition and their proximity to the serialisation characteristic of graphic work are suggested in his latest drawings, a series of landscapes that recall geological formations connected to each other by means of lines without any human beings present. Rui Algarvio is a Fine Arts graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and completed his training with a master’s degree in visual arts from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, from which he obtained the Alfonso Caso Medal for academic merit. He was been exhibiting regularly since 1998 both in Portugal and elsewhere.