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 translations attempts, he tries to not stick with just one technique, because he does not stress the subject matter. Pedro is only focused on the compact geometric detailed balance of each artwork he designs, and also concentrate his attention on the final details. Such making each colour interacting with each other and finally altogether managing to build an artist creativity personal statement in all of his finalised compositions artworks.

Pedro has collectors around the globe, including Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Australia.                     

        

Artist | Statement 

"My artworks are all-around mixed media mediums after developing the next idea and 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 mid-century wood bars/style around. My artworks are created by my visual perceptions, both conscious and unconscious, and that is the language from my creative nerve system.   

In my artwork's compositions, I use materials such as textiles, old wood objects, old journals with prints, and old wallpapers incorporated with rustic deteriorating metal elements from a Technic that I developed by oxidising copper powders. I finalised each composition with combinations of letters and numeric symbols that I like seeing together to balance the abstract vision of the artwork. Then I finish the piece by varnishing with yacht varnish. I'm never interested in painting beauty. I don't paint beauty. I let the beautiful paintings to be done by other artists. I aim to carry on my creativity focusing on forms and abstract geometric vision and all that is quite brutal I have to admit. Geometry for the geometry sake is my creative tool and therefore is also my way to demonstrate my knowledge about beauty". - Pedro Sousa Louro

Exhibitions | CV

2021 | Two National Collective Exhibitions | One International Art Fair | One Virtual  Collective Exhibition 

LIMITLESS EXHIBITION The boundless creativity of contemporary artists. TOM COX Art Gallery 8th June – 4th July London UK 

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

ART IN MIND EXHIBITION Group exhibition by The Brick Lane Gallery June the 8th to 21st London UK 

START Art Global  Annual Exhibition 13th to 17th October  2021 Saatchi Gallery 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 -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 Annual International Exhibition 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.   

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

FLUX EXHIBITION March 14th - 17th The National Army Museum in Chelsea FLUX Home - Flux Exhibition  London  

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

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

KUNST MESSE - LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 5th anniversary by Van Gogh Art Gallery 1st - 3rd 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 Artist Residential Landmark Building The Vintners Place

Two Magazines Publications | Two Media Articles | One Media Interview.    

FLUX EXHIBITION April Exhibition Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) FLUX Home - Flux Exhibition  London  

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

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open studios London  

FOCUS LDN Winter Exhibition Menier Gallery November London  

 

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  

FLUX EXHIBITION Summer Exhibition Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) FLUX Home - Flux Exhibition London 

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London  

WIMBLEDON ART FAIR November Open Studios London 

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 FLUX Home - Flux 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 UK

 

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

One Catalogue Mention | One International Commission 

ARTEMAZE OXO Tower Wharf Bargehouse London

FLUX EXHIBITION THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS. Kensington FLUX Home - Flux Exhibition London

RARE ART Menier Gallery London  

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

FLUX EXHIBITION by Lisa Gray The Rag Factory FLUX Home - Flux Exhibition London

ARTROOMS 2015 International Art Fair Selected by The Cult House Meliá White House Hotel London

PARALLAX INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Chelsea Old Town Hall London 

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

 

2014 | One pop-up show | Two Collective Exhibitions | One National Art Fair | One International Art Fair  

One Catalogue Mention | One Magazine Publication.   

THE CULT HOUSE Christmas Pop Up Show London  

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 

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

CHELSEA BATTERSEA ARTISTS Christmas POP UP Battersea Park venue London 

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