Davis Lisboa



"TRADE WORLD CENTER" - 2007 - Acrylic and oil on camvas - 50,7 x 50,7 in
© 2017 Davis Lisboa

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DAVIS LISBOA - ABOUT THE ARTIST

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STATEMENT

Davis Lisboa (1965, São Paulo, Brazil),
lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

He is Hispano-Brazilian polyhedrical, multidisciplinary
and globalized illustrator and painter,
who works erasing the borders between graphic and fine arts,
high and low culture, art and market,
crafts and technology.

The artist proposes us a reflection
about the postmodern linguistic and cultural hybridization
as self-portrait.

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EDUCATION

1996-now
Universidad de Barcelona Bellas Artes, Painting, Barcelona, Spain

1987–1990
Escola Massana, Painting, Barcelona, Spain

1984
EBART, Escola Brasileira de Arte, Painting, São Paulo, Brazil

1978–1982
Escola Carlos de Campos, Drawing of Communication, São Paulo, Brazil

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BIOGRAPHY

2008 
Artworks for sale in the Galeria Artevistas, Barcelona, Spain

2007
Worked as actor in “Un amor de Terry” videoart directed by Telmo Moreno,
Museu Comarcal del Montsià, Amposta, Spain

2006 
Artworks for sale in the Galeria San Vicente 31, Seville, Spain
Artworks for sale in the Galeria Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain 
Artworks for sale in the galeria espai [b], Barcelona, Spain

2005
Collaborations to Centre d'Art Santa Mònica's publications, Barcelona, Spain
Artworks for sale in the Galería Kunsthaus 414, Barcelona, Spain 
Artworks for sale in the Galería Gaudí, Madrid, Spain 
Member of the AAVC (Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya)

2004 
Worked as webmaster, Oscar's Studio, Barcelona, Spain

1998
Obtains the Hispanic-Brazilian nationality

1989–now 
Worked as free-lancer illustrator and artistic painter, Barcelona, Spain
 
1987–1989
Worked as illustrator, ACR Graphic Design, Barcelona, Spain
 
1987
Moved to live in Barcelona, Spain
 
1987
Worked as advertising illustrator, Publigrafs, São Paulo, Brazil
 
1986–1987 
Worked as advertising illustrator, FCB Siboney, São Paulo, Brazil
 
1985–1986 
Worked as advertising illustrator, CBBA Publicidade, São Paulo, Brazil
 
1983–1984
Worked as advertising illustrator, Sempre Propaganda S.A., São Paulo, Brazil
 
1965 
Born in São Paulo, Brazil

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
"BMW Ibérica" Exhibition, BMW Ibérica, Madrid, Spain
"BMW Cano Catalunya" Exhibition, BMW Cano Catalunya, San Cugat, Spain
"BMW Cano Catalunya" Performance and exhibition, BMW Cano Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

2006
Galería de Arte San Vicente 31, Seville, Spain

"Locus quod Filiolus"
Facultat de Belles Arts de Barcelona, Spain

2003
"12 Autoretrats"
Facultat de Belles Arts de Barcelona, Spain

1984
“Firasse”
Galeria Art Brut, São Paulo, Brazil

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Galeria Artevistas, Barcelona, Spain

2007
Galeria Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain

2006
galeria d'art contemporani espai[b] - Barcelona, Spain
Marb Art 2006, II Marbella International Contemporary Art Fair, Spain
Galeria Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain

2005
Mi•zynarodowy projekt "Art for Chelmek", Chelmek, Poland
Holland Art Fair, The Hague, Holand
Galería de Arte Gaudí, Madrid, Spain

1989
Sala Jaume Busquet, Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

1988
“Wonder”
Sala Jaume Busquet, Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

1984
Galeria Art Brut, São Paulo, Brazil
Associação de Artistas Plásticos da Colagem, São Paulo, Brazil

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Accensi-Pinacho Collection, Barcelona, Spain
Artists Space, New York, USA
Museo de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo, Brazil
BMW Ibérica Collection, BMW Ibérica, Madrid, Spain
JBM Collection, Barcelona, Spain
Centrum Miasta Collection, Chelmek, Poland

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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

DAVIS LISBOA (SAO PAULO, 1965) - BLANCA GARCÍA-VEGA

The artistic personality of the versatil Hispano-Brazilian Davis Lisboa has been developed from
the synthesis of a multiple "hybridization" and shows the global complexity and the multicultural
wealth derived from his time and his space. Formed in postmodernity, he has been influenced by
the tranvanguardia, the German neoexpresionisme and the last creative tendencies. From 1988
to 1999, he has been dedicated to the advertising and that experimentation causes
that the graphic medias are used like "signs" in a clear and precise way.

The change of millenium has supposed in his trajectory the rereading of the historical
vanguards: Self-portrait (1999), Abstraction (2002), Angel (2004).

The second phase of his pictorial production, from 2005, is within the analytical postmodernism
looking forward his own identity, marked by the transversality and the linguistic hybridization,
with the questioning of the artistic categories,
the elaboration of subversive contents and iconoclast repertoires, extracted from very different
sources, to break the limits of aesthetic means and their ethics, as it is displayed in his last
artworks: Great Stairs, Solum, Domus, Hybrid-Obex, Hybrid- Abaporu. Is in the purity of the
hybridization that his artwork reaches his deeper meaning

Blanca García-Vega
Art History teacher of the Universidad de Valladolid
Member of the Florence Biennale Scientific Committee
Member of A.I.C.A
(Catalog of the Florence Biennale 2007, pp. 444)

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DAVIS LISBOA REVEALS HIS ART WITH AN EXPLOSION OF COLORS AND
DYNAMIC EXPRESSION - EMANUEL VON LAUENSTEIN MASSARANI


The vision of Davis Lisboa is attracted by all the possibilities of expression: colour, line, space
and meaning. Although he had moved away from a certain realism still implicit in his present
canvas establishing almost a prologue to the definitive adoption of an abstractionism totally
influenced by the availability of the artist to the evocation of a pictorical image being both
informal and symbolical at the same time.

His painting represents the synthesis of a classic and a modern vision of the world. The artist has
arrived to this situation with a careful chromatic investigation where masses of colors are mixed
to express his world directed to an immediate dynamism of rare expressive power.

Davis Lisboa has found the key of this interpretation in his profiles
that as a whole he transforms into a true explosion of colours. Before being fixed images on the
canvas his paintings constitute an experimented “reality” in the thought. From this reality an
essential painting is born, where colour, drawing and composition are invented in an instant,
without rethinking, without mistaking.

The matter does not prevent the flow of the emotion: the instinct arises with its fundamental
force and it obtains conscientious and expressly the support that welcomes it. Davis Lisboa is an
artist of the civilization of our time that lives art as a revelation, as a message and as a
consequence like true poetry.

THE ARTIST

Davis Lisboa was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. Graduated in Communication, he has
worked as an illustrator in Brazil from 1983 to 1987. He moved to Barcelona, Spain in 1987 still
working in illustration.

He studied several art courses like painting in the Escola Brasileira de Arte, SP, Brazil (1984);
Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain (1987-1990) and at the Universitat de Belles Arts de Barcelona,
Spain (1996).
He participated in many exhibitions, like in the Galeria Art Brut, São Paulo; Associação de Artistas
Plasticos da Colagem, São Paulo (1984); Sala Jaume Busquet, Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
(1988); Galería de Arte Gaudí, Madrid, Spain; Galería Kunsthaus, Barcelona (2005); galeria d’art
espai [b], Barcelona,
Spain; Galeria d’Art Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain, Galería de Arte San Vicente 31, Seville, Spain.

He has works in some public and private collections, like BMW Ibérica, Madrid, Spain, JBM,
Barcelona, Spain, Centrum Miasta, Chelmek, Poland and now in the Museu de Arte do Parlamento
de São Paulo, Brazil.

Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani
Superintendent of Cultural Heritage in São Paulo, Brazil
Art Director of the Florence Biennale
Art Critic
August 2007

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http://www.davislisboa.com

http://www.davismuseum.com

http://davislisboa.blogspot.com

http://www.youtube.com/davislisboa

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist_pr ofile/Davis +Lisboa/10248.html

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