Rui Serra

Rui SERRA, Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans#2, 2017. Courtesy Galeria Arte Periferica


Elvas, Portugal, 1980


Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Lisbon, city where he develops his work, Rui Serra builds an imaginary of sensations where stroke and color draw the hunch.
He uses a wide chromatic range that goes through fluorescents evoking starry skies, storms or sea beds.
He makes a series of reflections on abstract painting that he then turns into works, where freedom is what defines their style.
His work is an open dialogue with the viewer, where sensations are what shape the message.
He has exhibited individually and collectively since the beginning of the 90s. He was selected for the União Latina Painting Contest in 1995.
His works are in such important collections as Museu do Chiado, Fundação de Serralves, Portugal Telecom, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, M.E.I.A.C. of Badajoz, among others.