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RUI MOREIRA

Date of birth : 1971

Country : Portugal

Born in Porto
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.