Introduction | Biography  |  Artist Statement  |  CV Exhibitions 

Established his career as an artist in London where he graduated with a BA in Fine Art. 

Pedro Sousa Louro has had numerous careers, including TV presenting and modelling for almost 17 years but has always lived on drawing cubist images. Now a full-time artist Pedro transfers his soul into his studio. His work is his way of portraying feelings, emotions, and perceptions, -both consciously and unconsciously through detailed geometric compositions balanced with lines and shapes.  Using multiple techniques in each artwork, his concern lies with creating a dialogue with colour and form, rather than over-focusing on the subject matter.  Numerous materials come into play during the artist’s process such as textiles, reclaimed wood objects, old journals, and wallpapers. With canvas or wooden panels for a base, these are combined with rustic deteriorating metals elements, created through a technique he developed by using oxidising copper powders. Combinations of letters and numbers are applied to balance the composition, and finally, each artwork is finished with yacht varnish. 

In Pedro’s work, you can see the evolution in his dialogue with colours and geometry. Despite his preferences about contemporary artists, like for instance, Francis Bacon and Ben Nickolson. His reminiscence comes from the "neoplasticism" of Mondrian, Robert Rauschenberg, and in some way Picasso.  Still, the most crucial influence of Pedro’s creativity is Ben Nickolson, where Cubism has been part of his life. Only in the early part of his career, in his more recent researches and studies he finds himself combining both Cubism and abstract expressionism in just one practice as he creates his works. He uses the technique of "dropping", used by Pollock, but with the order and sense of Rothko. 

Pedro is originally from Portugal and moved to the UK over 29 years ago to study his passion for art. He later graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1997. He further continued the second degree in 2011 on Abstract Vision and Abstract Expressionism at Kensington and Chelsea Art College University. 

Pedro is hugely inspired by his favourites artists Francis Bacon and the British abstract cubist Ben Nickolson but also finds himself drawn to so many other great masters in art. Is from them that he finds himself creating his work. In his artistic abstract expressionism and cubist language attempts, he tries to not stick with just one technique, because he does not stress regarding the subject matter as long he achieves what he wants in the geometrical creativity and almost in an architectural statement. Pedro is only focused on the compact geometric detailed balance of each composition he designs, and also concentrate his attention on the final details. Such as making each colour interacting with each other and finally altogether managing to build an artist creative personal statement in all of his finalised compositions artworks.

A textural tangibility is immediately evident in Pedro Sousa Louro’s work. Earthy and material-focused, an unassuming beauty is found within the play between dark woods and a muddied palette. Furthermore, geometry plays a crucial role here, as clean white lines converse with blocks of muted colour. There is an almost archival, collage-like approach to the application of materials and hues, and it is as if Sousa Louro has assumed the role of archaeologist, unearthing layers of forgotten history. Educated at Chelsea College of Arts, Sousa Louro is one of the most talked-about LGBTQ artists at the moment.

Pedro has collectors around the globe, including Europe, Russia, the Middle East, India, Australia, the US and South America.              

        

Artist | Statement 

"My artworks are all around mixed media mediums and after developing the next idea with final vision of an artwork. Starts the craziness of searching and finding materials that I need. On bases, I use wood panels, canvas, and wood with canvas shits fixed on it, done by myself. My studio frames all my artworks with most of the time only mid-century wood bars/style around. My artworks are created by my visual perceptions, both conscious and unconscious, and that is the precise language and message I receive from my creative nerve system.

In my compositions, I also use materials such as textiles, old wood objects, old journals with prints, and old wallpapers incorporated with rustic deteriorating geometrical metal elements in each piece from a Technic that I developed over the last few years by oxidising copper powders. I finalised each composition with combinations of letters and numeric symbols that after trying a few combinations I manage to find a set of numbers and letters that I like seeing together. Horizontally or vertically I incorporate straight lines in different colours to balance all compositions so I can achieve the level of abstract vision that for me is satisfactory and this is where I find the beauty of the work that I was looking for and then make a decision to stop and then the piece is complete. Then I finish the piece by varnishing with yacht varnish. I may be changing the kind of varnish I’m using in the future but at the moment I can not find another way to make myself happy and secure enough for making the decision and letting the artwork leaving the studio and being exhibit. I'm almost addicted to this particular varnish and very much is a matter of sorting out another solution in the near future.

I'm never interested in painting beauty I mean the "beauty" that others find straightaway in traditional or ordinary pieces of art. I call them conventional traditional beauty. I don't paint these traditional beauties. I very much aim to carry on developing and predestinating the facts of the creative process that I have been developed over the years by focusing on architectural forms and designs together with abstract geometrical visions from our cosmopolitan living. I use and paint and create through my imagination my art by using geometry for geometry sake of it, and it is my crucial creative tool and therefore is also my way and responsibility as an artist to demonstrate my different and knowledgeable vision of another perspective angle to see beauty or another ideological statement to find another level of beauty". - Pedro Sousa Louro

Exhibitions | CV

2022 |

START ART GLOBAL October 2022 at the Saatchi Gallery London UK

VINTNERS PLACE -Landmark Building artful.org.uk November 2021 to May 2022 London UK

2021 | Five National Collective Exhibitions | One International Art Fair | One Virtual Collective Exhibition | One International Artwork Commissioned | Two Press Gallery Exhibition Artist Mention | One International Magazine Article | One National Art Fair | Six Months Artist Residential Landmark Building the Vintners Place  

TOM COX GALLERY  8th June to 4th July London UK 

ABSTRACT AESTHETICS Online Collective Exhibition by FLUX Review Magazine / FLUX Exhibition 22nd March to 23rd April 2021

THE BRICK LANE GALLERY “ART IN MIND EXHIBITION” Group exhibition June the 8th to 21st London

START ART GLOBAL October 2021 at the Saatchi Gallery London UK

START + Exhibition extension by START ART GLOBAL Oct 20 to 10 Nov at Knightsbridge The Arx Gallery London UK

FLUX EXHIBITION November 2021 at The Design District London UK  

VINTNERS PLACE -London Landmark Building by artful.org.uk November 2021 to May 2022 London UK

 

2020 | Two National Artworks Commissioned | Three International Art Fairs | Two International Exhibitions | Two Art Awards | One Media Interview | Two Magazines Publications | Two Media Articles | Two Catalogue Mentions. 

COLLECTIVE ART SHOW 16th December - 20th January Van Gogh Art Gallery Madrid Spain

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR MILAN 2020 -Van Gogh Art Gallery - February the 6th -9th Milan Italy

SALONS D'ART CONTEMPORAIN artf3 Van Gogh Art Gallery 21st to 23rd Aug Monaco

START ART GLOBAL 2020 seventh edition October Saatchi Art Gallery London the UK

COLLECTIVE ART SHOW  27th November - 10th December Van Gogh Art Gallery Madrid Spain 

 

2019 | Four National Exhibitions | One International Collective Exhibition | One International Art Fair One National Art Fair | Three Art Awards | Two Magazine Publications | One Media Interview | Two Media articles. 

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2019 7th February 9th March -Creates Art Magazine- Creates Gallery Gloucester. UK  

FLUX EXHIBITION March 14th - 17th The National Army Museum in Chelsea London UK

SUMMER SHOW 2019 July 4th - 12th La Galleria Pall Mall London the UK

FLUX EXHIBITION POP-UP July 7th - 14th Turning Tides Festival Greenwich Peninsula London UK. 

KUNST MESSE - LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 5th anniversary November Leipzig Germany

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios November London UK

COLLECTIVE ART SHOW 16th December - 20th January Van Gogh Art Gallery Madrid Spain

 

 2018 | Two Collective Exhibitions | One National Art Fair | Six Months Artist Residential Landmark Building the Vintners Place | Two Magazines Publications | Two Media Articles | One Media Interview. 

FLUX EXHIBITION April 2018 at The Chelsea College of Art London UK

VINTNERS PLACE - Landmark Building London  

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open studios London UK

FOCUS LDN Winter Exhibition Menier Gallery November London UK

 

2017 | Two Collective Exhibitions | One International Art Fair | One National Art Fair | Six Months Artist Residential Landmark Building the Vintners Place | Two Media articles | One Media Interview | One Catalogue Mention. 

FOCUS LDN Old Brompton Gallery Collective London UK 

FLUX EXHIBITION Summer Chelsea College of Art London UK

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London the UK

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open Studios London UK

VINTNERS PLACE -Landmark Building artful.org.uk November London UK

 

2016 | Four Collective Exhibitions | One National Art Fair | One International Art Fair | One Media Interview | One Catalogue Mention | One International Commission 

FLUX EXHIBITION Old Truman Brewery Collective exhibition London UK

FOCUS LDN "The Londoner's Compass Collective Strand Gallery London the UK

WITP2016 EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION "What's the point?" Collective Strand Gallery London 

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London the UK

UNLEASHED EXHIBITION Menier Gallery London the UK

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios November London UK

 

2015 | Five Collective Exhibitions | Two International Art Fairs | One National Art Fair | One Media Interview | One Catalogue Mention | One International Commission 

ARTEMAZE EXHIBITION OXO Tower Wharf Bargehouse London the UK

FLUX EXHIBITION THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS. Kensington London UK

RARE ART EXHIBITION Menier Gallery London  

LE DAME ART GALLERY by Cristina Cellini Antonini Meliá White House Hotel London the UK 

FLUX EXHIBITION by Lisa Gray the Rag Factory London UK

ARTROOMS 2015 International Art Fair Meliá White House Hotel London the UK

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London the UK

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios 14th - 17th November London UK

 

2014 | Two Collective Exhibitions | One National Art Fair | One International Art Fair | One Catalogue Mention | One Magazine Publication.   

CHELSEA ARTISTS CLUB Annual Exhibition Chelsea Old Town Hall king’s road London  

CHELSEA BATTERSEA ARTISTS Easter POP UP Battersea Park venue London  

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Town Hall London

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios November London

 

2013 | One International Art Fair | Two Collective POP-UP Exhibitions | One Catalogue Mention. 

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old town Hall 

CHELSEA ARTIST CLUB Annual Exhibition Chelsea Old Town Hall king’s road London

CHELSEA BATTERSEA ARTISTS Christmas POP UP Battersea Park venue London

 

2012 | One International Art Fair | Two Collective POP-UP Exhibitions| One Catalogue Mention.  

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London the UK

CHELSEA ARTIST CLUB Annual Exhibition Chelsea Old Town Hall king’s road London UK

CHELSEA BATTERSEA ARTISTS Christmas POP UP Battersea Park venue London UK