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20 Sep 2016

Visible & Invisible

El amor es invisible y entra y sale por donde quiere, sin que nadie le pida cuenta de sus hechos.

 

(Love is invisible and comes and goes whenever it wishes, and nobody can ask it to account for itself) 

 

~ Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616)

 

In his second solo exhibition in Singapore, Didier Lourenco invites you to engage in the emotions and the visuals of love, through a series of work from 2010 to the present.  His works charts the artist’s growth from his Mediterranean landscapes to his current and most recognised theme, the Muse.

 

Born in Premia del Mar, Barcelona, in 1968, Didier Lourenco worked at his father's print studio when he was only 19. From there, he experimented with different styles and subjects, spanning different palettes and settings, including images of crowded plazas and Mediterranean landscapes. His current works remain representational in nature, but explore metaphysical concepts to create remarkable paintings that manage to capture and evoke fleeting moments and emotions. 

 

In Visible and Invisible, we track the artist's trajectory over the last 7 years, in which he explores a myriad of backgrounds and contexts - from the crowded streets of a cosmopolitan city to the introspective quietness of a museum.  His subjects straddle the representational and the abstract, but share a similarity: they are engaged in or are the recipients of labours of love.  

 

Didier Lourenco has won numerous art prizes in Spain (including at the Premio de Pintura Joven de la Sala Pares de Barcelona), and has exhibited across continents, including in South Africa, Hong Kong, Sweden and the United States.