Victor Costa. Pintura | Obra Pública (1982-2016) Victor Costa / Public Work (1982-2016)
12 november 2016 — 31 march 2017

“This co-production between Núcleo de Arte da Oliva / Centro de Arte de São João da Madeira features works by Victor Costa, a painter who has been developing his artistic trajectory for thirty years. In a constant examination of his past and present, his prevailing values keep changing: the freedom experienced at the surface of his painting became a search for more rigorous planes and markings; the fluid atmosphere of his works became a heavy, grave density and the museologic space he inhabited (where objects and signs alighted on the canvas) became an all- encompassing space, a consistent web. These changes point to an attentive and secure artist, whose oeuvre evolves according to a nexus which the values he explores establishes with new interests while recovering previously explored references as pretexts for creation in each instance.” [Laura Castro] [Laura Castro]

Victor Costa is a painter and professor. He holds a degree in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (1977), where he was associate professor until 2005. Costa created Centro de Arte de São João da Madeira, which he directed from 1986 to 2014. In 2013, he was Diretor of Núcleo de Arte da Oliva, and founder and member of the Board of Lugar do Desenho, Fundação Júlio Resende. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad, including New York, Spain, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Brazil. His work is represented in several institutions in Portugal and abroad. Costa’s public work includes ceramics, stained glass panels and tapestry.

Co-production Núcleo de Arte da Oliva and Centro de Arte de S. João da Madeira

Exhibition catalog
240 x 280 mm
192 pp
Bilingual POR/ENG
Design: Tiago Restivo
Legal deposit: 417605/16
€ 20,00

Information sheet