Date of birth : 1971
Country : Portugal
Lives and works in Lisbon
Portuguese artist Rui Moreira works exclusively
on paper, his chosen medium for translating physical and mental experiences.
Figurative or abstract, his drawings are presented as “inner landscapes”,
evoking divinities, landscapes and geometric construction. Each piece is
meticulous in detail, drawn with the extreme patience - a mnemonic ritual where
line after line is tirelessly perfected. Free from chronological order or
linear spatiality, his drawings are inspired by his travels and a plethora of
other influences and references, from navigation tools like Google Earth to the
films of Tarkovski, Hitchcock, Herzog or Kubrick, composers such as Bach and
Stockhausen, and traditional Indian, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab music. In
2010, he was selected by Philippe Starck for the Prix Canson.