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ABOUT | Biography | Artist Statement | CV Exhibitions

 

He established his career as an artist in London, graduating 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 portrays feelings, emotions, and perceptions -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, such as textiles, reclaimed wood objects, old journals, and wallpapers, come into play during the artist's process. With canvas or wooden panels for a base, these are combined with rustic deteriorating metal elements, created through a technique he developed 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 for contemporary artists like 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 research and studies, he combines Cubism and abstract expressionism in just one practice as he creates his works. He uses the technique of "dropping" 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 continued his second degree in 2011 in Abstract Vision and Expressionism at Kensington and Chelsea Art College University. 

 

Pedro is hugely inspired by his favourite artists, Francis Bacon and the British abstract cubist Ben Nickolson, but also finds himself drawn to many other great masters in art. It is from them that he finds himself creating his work. In his artistic abstract expressionism and cubist language attempts, he tries not to 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 focuses only on the compact geometric detailed balance of each composition he designs and concentrates his attention on the final details, such as making each colour interact and building an artist's creative personal statement in his last pieces.

 

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 applying materials and hues. It is as if Sousa Louro has assumed the archaeologist role, unearthing forgotten history layers. Educated at Chelsea College of Arts, Sousa Louro is among the most talked-about LGBTQ artists.

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

 

Artist | Statment 
 

"My artworks are all around mixed media mediums and after developing the next idea with the final vision of a painting. I started the craziness of searching and finding materials that I needed. On bases, I use wood panels, canvas, and wood with canvas sheets fixed on it, done by myself. My studio realizes all my artworks are framed with mostly only mid-century style. My conscious and unconscious visual perceptions create my paintings, which are the precise language and message I receive from my creative nervous 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 technique that I developed over the last few years by oxidizing copper powders. I finalized each composition with combinations of letters and numeric symbols. After trying a few varieties, I found a set of numbers and letters 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 eventually make a decision to stop and then the piece is complete. I finish the piece by varnishing with yacht varnish. I may be changing the kind of varnish I’m using in the future. Still, at the moment, I can not find another way to make myself happy and secure enough to make the decision and let the artwork leave the studio and be exhibited. I'm almost addicted to this particular varnish, and it is a matter of sorting out another solution shortly.

I'm never interested in painting beautiful paintings. Let me explain; I mean the "beauty" that others find straightaway in traditional or ordinary art pieces. I do not paint these conventional paintings. I aim to develop and predesignate the facts of the creative process I have evolved over the years by focusing on architectural forms and designs from my studies and research, together with abstract geometrical visions from our cosmopolitan living. I create art through my imagination by using geometry for geometry's sake. It is indeed my crucial creative tool and also my way to demonstrate my knowledgeable vision of other angles of beauty with different perspectives and levels to see, maybe accept and also interact with my personal abstractive geometrical visionary eye of beauty or perhaps also to find a new level of beauty through my work."
 

Thank you ever so much for visiting my website​

 

Exhibitions | CV

2024 | Two press articles in British publications | One National Collective Exhibition | One National Art Fair 

Two press articles in TATLER MAGAZINE / CONDE NAST January | February 

FLUX EXHIBITION  May (dates to be released ) -Central city venue Piccadilly Road London 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open Studios May (dates to be released) Wimbledon  London

ARCO MADRID Art fairs week  - Hybrid Art Fair 8 March the 7th to 10th

ARCO MADRID Art fairs week -JUST MAD by Gallery Azur Madrid February the 29th to March the 29th  

2023 | Five International and national Collective Exhibitions | Seven press articles magazine review | Two Art Magazine Interviews | One Art award | Two International Exhibitions 

One International Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery London 

Two press articles on ABODE2 MAGAZINE January | July issues 

Three press articles in HOUSE & GARDEN / CONDE NAST September | October | November

One press Article in TATLER MAGAZINE / CONDE NAST December 

One Press Article in ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE   

One Interview in ARTIST CLOSE UP 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open Studios May 12th to 14th, London 

FLUX EXHIBITION | The Flux Review Magazine May 18th to 28th at The Design District London 

GALERIA AZUR MADRID April the 20th to May the 22nd Spain

GALERIA AZUR BERLIN July the 21st to August the 20th Germany

SB ART GALLERY Collective exhibition July 28th to 30th London 

START ART GLOBAL October Wednesday the 11th to Sunday the 15th at the Saatchi Gallery London 

FLUX EXHIBITION Central city venue Picadilly Road December 7th to the 11th London 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open Studios November 16th to 19th Wimbledon London

                                                                                                         

2022 | One International Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery | One Collective Exhibition | Six Months Solo Artist Exhibition at the Landmark Building the Vintners Place | Two National UK Art Fairs.

Three press articles in BRITISH VOGUE / CONDE NAST March | April | May

Four press articles in HOUSE & GARDEN / CONDE NAST  July | August | September | October  

Five press articles in VANITY FAIR / CONDE NAST  May | June | July | August | October

SOLO EXHIBITION VINTNERS PLACE Landmark Building artful.org.uk November 2021 to May London 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios May 12th to 15th, London 

FLUX EXHIBITION | The FLUX Review Magazine June 16th - 25th at The Design District London 

START ART GLOBAL October Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th at the Saatchi Gallery London 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open Studios November 17th to 20th, London 

 

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 Solo Artist Exhibition at the Landmark Building the Vintners Place | Portuguese Governmental TV Channel news mention | One Portuguese Journal news mention | Congratulations by the Portuguese President Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa in State Portugal lunch convention for Portuguese international communities in the UK London | Congratulations by the Portuguese Ambassador in the UK Manuel Lobo Antunes in State dinner for Portuguese artists at the Portugal Embassy in London 

TOM COX GALLERY 8th June to 4th July London 

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

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

START ART GLOBAL October 2021 at the Saatchi Gallery London

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

FLUX EXHIBITION from The FLUX Review Magazine November 2021 at The Design District London 

SOLO EXHIBITION VINTNERS PLACE London Landmark Building by artful.org.uk November 2021 to May 2022 London 

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 by Van Gogh Art Gallery - February 6th -9th, Milan Italy

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

START ART GLOBAL 2020 seventh edition October Saatchi Art Gallery London 

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 by The Wall Street Journal 

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

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

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

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

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

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios November London 

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

2018 | Two Collective Exhibitions | One National Art Fair | Six Months Solo Artist Exhibition at the 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 

SOLO EXHIBITION VINTNERS PLACE - Landmark Building London  

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open studios London 

FOCUS LDN Winter Exhibition Menier Gallery November London 

 

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

FOCUS LDN Old Brompton Gallery Collective London  

FLUX EXHIBITION Summer Chelsea College of Art London 

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open Studios London UK

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

 

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

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

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

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London

UNLEASHED EXHIBITION Menier Gallery London 

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR Open studios November London 

 

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

FLUX EXHIBITION RCA | THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS. Kensington London 

RARE ART EXHIBITION Menier Gallery London 

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

FLUX EXHIBITION by Lisa Gray The Rag Factory London UK

ARTROOMS 2015 International Art Fair Meliá White House Hotel London 

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London 

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

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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 | O​ne International Art Fair | Two Collective POP-UP Exhibitions| One Catalogue Mention.  ​

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London ​

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

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