Biographical Summary

Rui Carruço initially pursued an academic life deeply rooted in exact sciences until he merged this passion with Art, particularly in painting. From a young age, he explored art as a self-taught individual, but it was in 1998 that he began approaching it in a more structured manner. In 2000, he studied drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts, followed by engraving at the Portuguese Engravers Cooperative in 2003. In 2005, journeyed to Italy to explore renaissance techniques at the Angel Academy of Arts in Florence. In 2013, he co-founded the Atelier Internacional de Belas Artes, and more recently, in 2022, he released "Sombras da Arte" his debut novel inspired by his artistic journey.

Aesthetic Movement

His artistic production is a celebration of diversity in contemporary painting, transcending the boundaries between abstract and figurative art. By exploring the intersection of these two styles, he creates a unique visual narrative that challenges the viewer's perception.

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"In my art, I've been integrating vertical cuts into compositions, using geometry subtly and expressively. This approach aims to provide structure and rhythm to the images, enhancing the visual experience with a dynamic dimension in the works. Themes I typically explore are varied. I reinterpret still lifes with varied color palettes and innovative compositions. I also venture into representations of the human figure, exploring the complexities of their emotions and identities. Furthermore, I pay homage to revered masters of painting, offering a contemporary perspective to their iconic works."