Paulo Brighenti

PAULO BRIGHENTI (Lisbon, 1969) lives and works in Lisbon. His artistic practice focuses on painting, watercolor and objects as ways towards an investigation on light and color. His paintings often combine the dilution of recognizable motifs with others of an abstract suggestion. The interdependence of antagonistic movements is manifested in Paulo Brighenti’s work through the exchange of positive and negative values, areas of light and shadow, and the variation between small and large scales. Brighenti started exhibiting in the 1990’s. Among others, the following solo shows are highlighted Família, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon; Skiin, Nässjö Konstall, Nässjö, Sweden (2015); Pó, at Fundação Carmona e Costa, and Pó, at Rooster Gallery, New York, USA (2014); A Grande Fogueira, Appleton Square, Lisbon; Gelo, TMG, Guarda; Chama Dupla, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, in 2013; Negativeland, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon; No Means No, CAV- Centro Artes Visuais de Coimbra, Coimbra; Corpo Negro, Sala do Veado, MHN, Lisbon both in 2011; The Radiohead Series Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, in 2006. Among others, the following group shows are highlighted Animalia e Nature in the CAM’s Collection, Centro de Arte Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, curated by Isabel Carlos and Patrícia Rosas (2015); Sincronias: Artistas Portugueses na Colecção António Cachola, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain (2013);A culpa não é minha: Obras da Colecção António Cachola, at Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, curated by Eric Corne; Bienal Portugal Arte’10, with Personal Freedom, Lisbon, curated by Johannes Van der Beek, both in 2010; the participation in the Art Algarve with two site-specific murals at Centro Cultural de Lagos, curated by Miguel Amado, in 2009; site-specific mural at Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon, in 2008; Últimos Dias e Sete Artistas ao Décimo Mês at Centro de Arte Moderna – FCG, Lisbon in 2010 and 1996, respectively; Guardi, at Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, in 2003. In 2002 won the Prémio Revelação Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon. Paulo Brighenti’s work is represented inthe following collections: Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Banco de España, Madrid, Spain; CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Colecção António Cachola, Elvas; Colecção PLMJ, Lisbon; Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Oporto, Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon.