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Davis Lisboa

Biography

Davis Lisboa (1965, São Paulo, Brazil),
is a Barcelona-based Hispano-Brazilian
polyhedrical, multidisciplinary
and globalized illustrator and painter,
who works erasing the borders between
graphic and fine arts, high and low culture,
art and market, crafts and technology.
Founder and director of the Davis Museum.

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DAVIS LISBOA (SÃO PAULO, 1965) - BLANCA GARCÍA-VEGA

The artistic personality of the versatil Hispano-Brazilian Davis Lisboa has been developed from the synthesis of a multiple "hybridization" and shows the global complexity and the multicultural wealth derived from his time and his space. Formed in postmodernity, he has been influenced by the tranvanguardia, the German neoexpresionisme and the last creative tendencies. From 1988 to 1999, he has been dedicated to the advertising and that experimentation causes
that the graphic medias are used like "signs" in a clear and precise way.
The change of millenium has supposed in his trajectory the rereading of the historical vanguards: Self-portrait (1999), Abstraction (2002), Angel (2004).
The second phase of his pictorial production, from 2005, is within the analytical postmodernism looking forward his own identity, marked by the transversality and the linguistic hybridization, with the questioning of the artistic categories,
the elaboration of subversive contents and iconoclast repertoires, extracted from very different sources, to break the limits of aesthetic means and their ethics, as it is displayed in his last artworks: Great Stairs, Solum, Domus, Hybrid-Obex, Hybrid- Abaporu. Is in the purity of the hybridization that his artwork reaches his deeper meaning
      
Blanca García-Vega
Art History teacher of the Universidad de Valladolid
Member of the Florence Biennale Scientific Committee
Member of A.I.C.A
(Catalog of the Florence Biennale 2007, pp. 444)

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DAVIS LISBOA REVEALS HIS ART WITH AN EXPLOSION OF COLORS AND
DYNAMIC EXPRESSION - EMANUEL VON LAUENSTEIN MASSARANI

The vision of Davis Lisboa is attracted by all the possibilities of expression:
colour, line, space and meaning. Although he had moved away from a certain realism still implicit in his present canvas establishing almost a prologue
to the definitive adoption of an abstractionism totally influenced by the availability of the artist to the evocation of a pictorical image being both informal
and symbolical at the same time.

His painting represents the synthesis of a classic and a modern vision of the world. The artist has arrived to this situation with a careful chromatic investigation where masses of colors are mixed to express his world directed to an immediate dynamism of rare expressive power.

Davis Lisboa has found the key of this interpretation in his profiles
that as a whole he transforms into a true explosion of colours. Before being fixed images on the canvas his paintings constitute an experimented “reality”
in the thought. From this reality an essential painting is born, where colour, drawing
and composition are invented in an instant, without rethinking, without mistaking.

The matter does not prevent the flow of the emotion: the instinct arises
with its fundamental force and it obtains conscientious and expressly
the support that welcomes it. Davis Lisboa is an artist of the civilization of our time that lives art as a revelation, as a message and as a consequence like true poetry.

THE ARTIST

Davis Lisboa was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. Graduated in Communication, he has worked as an illustrator in Brazil from 1983 to 1987. He moved to Barcelona, Spain in 1987 still working in illustration.

He studied several art courses like painting in the Escola Brasileira de Arte, SP, Brazil (1984); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain (1987-1990) and at the Universitat de Belles Arts de Barcelona, Spain (1996).
He participated in many exhibitions, like in the Galeria Art Brut, São Paulo; Associação de Artistas Plasticos da Colagem, São Paulo (1984); Sala Jaume Busquet, Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain (1988); Galería de Arte Gaudí, Madrid, Spain; Galería Kunsthaus, Barcelona (2005); galeria d’art espai [b], Barcelona,
Spain; Galeria d’Art Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain, Galería de Arte San Vicente 31, Seville, Spain.

He has works in some public and private collections, like BMW Ibérica, Madrid, Spain, JBM, Barcelona, Spain, Centrum Miasta, Chelmek, Poland and in the Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo, Brazil.

Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani
Superintendent of Cultural Heritage in São Paulo, Brazil

Art Director of the Florence Biennale 

Art Critic

August 2007


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EDUCATION
    
1996-2008
Universitat de Barcelona, Fines Arts. Painting. Spain.
    
1987-1990
Escola Massana. Painting. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1985-1987
Private conceptual drawing classes with contemporary artist Carlos Fajardo,    
(brazilian representant at the Venice Biennale in 1978 and 1993),    
São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1982-1984
EBART. Escola Brasileira de Arte. Drawing and Painting. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1978-1982
Escola Carlos de Campos. Drawing of Communication. São Paulo, Brazil.


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BIOGRAPHY
    
2009
Recognition of the contemporary art collection of the DAVIS MUSEUM.
    
by the Museums Department of the Generalitat de Catalonia (Catalan Government).
Barcelona, Spain.
    
Invited artist for the project for N2 Art Events, N2 Galería, Barcelona, Spain.
    
Creation, foundation and manegement of the DAVIS MUSEUM.
    
The Anthopophagic Davis Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.
    
2008
Reproduction of the painting Hybrid-phylacterium    
on the cover of Christine Bell's book    
On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria.    
Oxford University Press, 2008.
    
Participation in Asperger: Interior Magazine, directed by Lorena Dorta.    
CASM, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Artworks for sale in Galería Artnobel. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Member of the APIC,    
Associació Professional d'Il·lustradors de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
    
2007
Artworks for sale in the Galería Artevistas. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Worked as actor in Un amor de Terry, videoart directed by Telmo Moreno.    
Museu Comarcal del Montsià. Amposta, Spain.
    
2006
Artworks for sale in the Galeria San Vicente 31. Seville, Spain.
    
Artworks for sale in the Galeria Paspartú. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Artworks for sale in the Galeria espai [b]. Barcelona, Spain.
    
2005
Participation in the instalation Aparador col·lectivitzat,    
directed by Pep Dardanyà. Fundación Obra Social Caja de Madrid.    
Barcelona, Spain.
    
Collaborations to CASM's newslleters. Centre d'Art Santa Mònica.    
Barcelona, Spain.
    
Artworks for sale in the Galería Kunsthaus 414. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Artworks for sale in the Galería Gaudí. Madrid, Spain.
    
Member of the AAVC, Associació d'Artistes Visuals de Catalunya.    
Barcelona, Spain.
    
2004
Worked as webmaster. Oscar's Studio. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1998
Obtains the Hispanic-Brazilian nationality.
    
1989-now
Worked as freelance illustrator and artistic painter. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1987–1989
Worked as illustrator. Estudi de Disseny ACR. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1987
Moved to live in Barcelona, Spain.
    
Worked as illustrator. Publigrafs Publicidade. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1986–1987
Worked as illustrator. FCB Siboney Publicidade. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1985–1986
Worked as illustrator. CBBA Publicidade. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1983–1984
Worked as illustrator. Sempre Propaganda S.A.. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
1965
Born in São Paulo, Brazil.


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    
2009
Hybrid-visiolibri. La Cova de les Cultures, Barcelona, Spain.

Hybrid-farrago. Sala de Arte Alteroutlet, Barcelona, Spain.
         
Davis Museum: Exhibition of the permanent collection of contemporary art by Davis Museum,
MKAC, Museo Karura Art Centre. Second Life.

Què hem de fer amb l'art dels nou vinguts?. Centre Cultural Riera Blanca. Barcelona, Spain.
    
2007
BMW by Davis. BMW Ibérica, Madrid, Spain.
    
BMW by Davis. BMW Cano Catalunya. Sant Cugat, Spain.
    
BMW by Davis. Performance and exhibition. BMW Cano Catalunya,    
Barcelona, Spain.
    
2006
Galería San Vicente 31, Seville, Spain.
    
Locus quod Filiolus. Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. Spain.
    
2003
12 Autoretrats. Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. Spain.
    
1984
Firasse. Galeria Art Brut. São Paulo, Brazil.


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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    
2010
A Book About Death.
MuBE - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
2009
Els Colors del Foc. Centre Cívic Parc-Sandaru. Barcelona, Spain.
    
XXI Equus Catalonia. Galería Artnobel. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Digital Art Expo International. LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, U.S.A..
    
Moda Ilustrada. Galeria Olido, São Paulo, Brazil.
    
Barris Creatius, Energia Barcelona. Ajuntament de Barcelona, Spain.
    
Sketch it Out!. APW Gallery. New York, U.S.A..
Mi Torito Pucará. Galeria Artevistas. Albi, Toulouse, France.
    
2008
FAIM 2008. Feria de Arte indenpendiente de Madrid. Spain.
    
Asperger: Interior Magazine, directed by Lorena Dorta.    
CASM, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Muzeum Swiatowej Ilustracji. Bibliotece Glowinski. Olesnica, Poland.
    
Mi Torito Pucará. Galeria Artevistas. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Sentidos. Galeria Cristina Costa. Famalicão, Portugal.
    
Sketchbooks!. Galeria Pop. São Paulo, Brazil.
    
Galeria Artevistas. Barcelona, Spain.
    
2007
Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York, USA.
    
VI Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze. Italy.
    
Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo. Brazil.
    
Galeria Paspartú. Barcelona, Spain.
    
2006
Galeria espai [b]. Barcelona, Spain.
    
Marb Art. II International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Marbella. Spain.
    
Galeria Paspartú, Barcelona, Spain.
    
2005
Miedzynarodowy Projekt, Art for Chelmek. Galerii Epicentrum.    
Miejskiego Osrodka Kultury Sportu i Rekreacji w Chelmku.    
Chelmek, Poland.
    
Puro Arte International Art Fair, Vigo, Spain.
    
Holland Art Fair. The Hague, Holand.
    
Galería Gaudí. Madrid, Spain.
    
1989
Sala Jaume Busquet. Escola Massana. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1988
Wonder. Sala Jaume Busquet. Escola Massana. Barcelona, Spain.
    
1984
Galeria Art Brut. São Paulo, Brazil.    
Associação de Artistas Plásticos da Colagem. São Paulo, Brazil.


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GRANTS
    
2007
Institut Ramon Llull. Barcelona, Spain.


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CONFERENCES
    
2009
Museo Karura Art Centre (MKAC). Second Life.

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CLIENTS

BMW (Dommo ), Cacique (Doubleyou), Correos (Draft), Cruz Campo (Ogilvy),
Daikin (Draft), Electrolux (Doubleyou), Heinz (SoloAD), La Vanguardia (Igriega),
Oxford University (OUP), Samsung (FCB/Tapsa), San Miguel (Red 032), Unilever (Draft),
Volkswagen (DDB), etc.


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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

MuBE - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura. São Paulo, Brazil.
Museo Karura Art Centre (MKAC). Second Life.
LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, USA.    
Maite Alonso Romero Collection. Barcelona, Spain.    
Muzeum Swiatowej Ilustracji. Bibliotece Glowinski. Olesnica, Poland.    
Accensi-Pinacho Collection. Barcelona, Spain.    
Artists Space. New York, U.S.A..    
Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo. Brazil.    
BMW Ibérica Collection. Madrid, Spain.    
JBM Collection. Barcelona, Spain.    
Galerii Epicentrum, Miejskiego Osrodka Kultury Sportu i Rekreacji w Chelmku,
Chelmek, Poland.


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