FERNANDO GASPAR
b.1966
Born and based in Portugal, EU

Fernando Gaspar

With a self-taught training, he has been exhibiting continuously since 1986, collaborating with Portuguese and foreign art galleries.

So far, there are more than sixty solo exhibitions, some National Awards and representations in public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Brazil and United States.

His works has evolved towards an increasingly reflexive and contemporary approach , strongly marked by an assumed independence from current trends. 

 

Statement

Of my work it matters the color, the trace, or no more than what is heard of them. It matters what they both say, when together or apart, present or announced, or no more than what looses them. It is important to speak of this life that stretches between two worlds, both new; of the former where we can no longer fit, the new where we stubbornly adapt. It is important to speak of this time, of this catalytic place where everything begins, again. It is important to be, to connect with the hands and the head, the certainty cured to the freshness of the becoming. And from this struggle is done the work. Figuration prevails, or abstraction reigns in defiance of the covenant. It makes clear the origin and in the next moment already wanders almost erratically dismantling the maternal mark in search of wider ways.

For we too are all this, both memory and invention, silence and noise, peace and discord. As a people and as an artist, I feel like this: in between, between.

And my painting or what remains of it, thing or nothing, is no more than the visible essay of this being, of this being so. School orphan, wild and stubborn, is born and thriving on the sweet surfaces of the paper, in the tensions of a woven linen, worked stand, palimpsest care as if smoothing the place for a ceremony. One by one, single as the first, as accomplices as a child, are always the sum of what precedes them, ways to open to the next, pieces that do not altogether separate by any universal law. It is an exercise of mine, an intimate thing that makes me understand, in order to understand myself in this kind of delusion, so deliciously.

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 

2022

Cada Lugar II / Each Place II – Galeria São Mamede – Lisboa | Portugal

2021

Cada Lugar I / Each Place I – Convento do Espírito Santo – Loulé | Portugal

2019
Floating Machines – Bill Lowe Gallery – Atlanta, GA | United States

2018
Home – Separated Land Series – Passevite – Lisboa | Portugal

2017
Mares – Galeria Helder Alfaiate – Ericeira | Portugal
Separated Land IV – Galeria São Mamede – Lisboa | Portugal

2016
Separated Land / Agartha – Bill Lowe Gallery – Atlanta, GA | United States

2015
Separated Land II – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal
Cidade Paralela – Galeria Vieira Portuense – Porto | Portugal

2014
Separated Land – Bill Lowe Gallery – Atlanta, GA | United States

2013
Argonautas – Casa Museu Teixeira Lopes – Gaia | Portugal
Moving Places – Bill Lowe Gallery – Atlanta, GA | United States
Zwarte Koninginnen – Rainhas Negras – Amstelkerk – Amsterdam | Netherlands

2012
Princesas de Arcádia – LM Galeria – Sintra | Portugal
Remind 25 – Cosmopolis / Centre Culturel Européen – Nantes | France

2011
Remind 25 – Museu da Cidade de Aveiro – Aveiro | Portugal
Ad Infinitum / Silêncio – Consulado-Geral de Portugal – Paris | France

2010
Rebelião no Zoo – Parte II – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2009
Invisible Shapes – Alphart Gallery – Lisboa | Portugal

2008
El afecto el Tiempo y el Río – Fundación Caja Duero – Cáceres, Salamanca, Zamora | Spain

2006
Ibéria – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2005
Atlânticas – Galeria Vera Cruz – Aveiro | Portugal
Crónicas de um encontro – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2003
Rebelião no Zoo – Parte I – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2002
Bestiário / Insectos – Enquadrar – Aveiro | Portugal
Personagens para uma história – Artemporio – Lisboa | Portugal

2001
Lugares de uma viagem – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2000
Parcours Imaginaire – Convent des Récollets – Cognac | France
Parcours Imaginaire – Staff Centre, NATO Headquarters | Brussels | Belgium
Sítios da Memória – Galeria dos Coimbras – Braga | Portugal

1999
Bestiário / Touros – Enquadrar – Aveiro | Portugal
Estudos para um Improviso – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

1997
Centro UNESCO – Porto | Portugal
Aguarela Ainda – Museu Regional de Sintra – Sintra | Portugal

1995
Sud – Royal Anderlecht Golf Club – Brussels | Belgium
Colecções Particulares II – Staff Centre, NATO Headquarters | Brussels | Belgium
Colecções Particulares I – Maison des Artistes – Anderlecht | Belgium

1994
Galeria Inter Atrium – Porto | Portugal

1992
Galeria Vértice – Lisboa | Portugal

1991
Museu Regional de Sintra – Sintra | Portugal

1990
À passagem de um rio – Ateneu Comercial do Porto – Porto | Portugal

1988
Galeria Municipal de Aveiro – Aveiro | Portugal

1986
Galeria de Arte A Grade – Aveiro | Portugal

 

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2021

Portuguese Abstract – Redsheep Gallery – Stockholm | Sweden

The Hamptons Art Fair – Bill Lowe Gallery – New York | United States

2019
Afordable Art Fair – Redsheep Gallery – Stockholm | Sweden

3ª Bienal Internacional de Arte de Gaia (Guess Artist) – Gaia | Portugal

LAAF – Lisbon Art and Antiques Fair – Cordoaria Nacional – Lisboa | Portugal

2017
2ª Bienal de Arte de Gaia  – Gaia | Portugal

2015
Contrastes | 11ª Ed. Shair 2015 – Galeria Emergentes DST – Braga | Portugal
1ª Bienal de Arte de Gaia – Gaia | pt.
Colectiva de Pintura e Escultura – Galeria São Mamede – Porto | Portugal

2014
28º Salão de Outono – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2012
Sexto Sentido – Galeria 57 – Macao | China
Kunstart 12 – Bolzano | Italy

2011
Fozarte 2011 – Ap’arte – Porto | Portugal

2010
Os Bichos – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2008
Artein, Art Madrid – Madrid | Spain

2002
Arte Estoril, 1ª Feira de Arte Contemporânea do Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

2001
5º Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim – Gaia | Portugal
Cultura Aberta – Galeria da Restauração / Porto 2001 – Porto | Portugal

2000
MarcaMadeira – Feira de Arte Contemporânea – Madeira | Portugal
Arte Contemporânea Portuguesa – Reservatório da Patriarcal – Lisboa | Portugal
500 anos da Descoberta do Brasil – Curitiba | Brazil
ArteSevilla – Feria de Arte Contemporaneo – Sevilla | Spain

1999
FAC – Feira de Arte Contemporânea – Lisboa | Portugal
Feira de Arte – Convento do Beato – Lisboa | Portugal

1998
2º Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim – Gaia | Portugal

1997
1º Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim – Gaia | Portugal
Colectiva d’Estiu – Galeria Marbelló – Barcelona | Spain

1996
Printemps Culturel – Avignon | France
Dez anos, dois homens e um laço – Vagos | Portugal

1994
Modos de ver Lisboa – Barata Galeria – Lisboa | Portugal
Muestra de Arte Portugues Contemporaneo – Barcelona | Spain
Prémio Almada Negreiros – Mapfre Vida – Porto | Portugal

1992
Salão de Aguarela – Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril – Estoril | Portugal

1991
Lisboa – Séc. XX nas Artes Plásticas – Palácio das Galveias – Lisboa | Portugal
Festa da Primavera – Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa / CML – Lisboa | Portugal

1990
O Norte na Pintura – Exponor – Porto | Portugal

1989
A Vinha e o Vinho na Pintura – Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes – Lisboa | Portugal

1986
Artistas da Beira – Museu Grão Vasco – Viseu | Portugal

 

 

Awards and Distinctions (selection)

 

2001
National Prize | Cultura Aberta Porto 2001 | Galeria da Restauração / Porto 2001 | Porto.

2000
Honorable Mention | IV Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim | Gaia.

1998
National Prize | II Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim | Gaia.

1997
Honorable Mention | I Prémio Nacional de Pintura António Joaquim | Gaia.
Honorable Mention | Paisagem Portuguesa | Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril | Estoril.
Honorable Mention | 10º Salão de Primavera | Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril | Estoril.

1987
Honorable Mention | 4º Salão de Primavera | Galeria de Arte Casino Estoril | Estoril.
Honorable Mention | Bienal de Cerâmica de Aveiro | Aveiro.