ALBERTO D’ASSUMPCAO

Son of the Portuguese painter Manuel D’Assumpcao was born in Lisbon in 1956 and lives now in Guimaraes, north of Portugal. He exhibits regularly since 1989. He’s a Fellow of RSA, London. With the artists Adrian Bayreuther, Constantin Severin, Izabella Pavlushko and Olga Dmytrenko constitutes the international group “3rd Paradigm”. He’s also a Member of “Portuguese Authors Society”, “International Illustrated Letter Writing Society”, “Artists for Peace” and “Archetypal Expressionism”.

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Son of the Portuguese painter Manuel D’Assumpcao was born in Lisbon in 1956 and lives now in Guimaraes, north of Portugal. He exhibits regularly since 1989. He’s a Fellow of RSA, London. With the artists Adrian Bayreuther, Constantin Severin, Izabella Pavlushko and Olga Dmytrenko constitutes the international group “3rd Paradigm”. He’s also a Member of “Portuguese Authors Society”, “International Illustrated Letter Writing Society”, “Artists for Peace” and “Archetypal Expressionism”. His paintings are showed in several collections such as Bank of Portugal,Cupertino de Miranda’s Foundation, C. M. Barcelos, J.P.F., Pascoaes House, and the poet António Pinheiro Guimaraes Family and other private collections in Portugal and other Countries. He has participated as a member of the Jury in the 2nd and the 3rd Biennial International of Youth Art of “Vila Verde” village. He was selected by the International Jury to participate at the 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Firenze, Italy. He was selected to participate at the “BIRD 2005 International Art Award, Beijing – China, and 1st International Art Biennial of Chapingo, Mexico. Together with Maria Isabel D’Assumpcao, creates modern tapestry in typical Portuguese “Arraiolos” with exclusive designs.

SOLO SHOWS

2015 – “Geometrisms”, ASMAV, Guimarães, Portugal
2015 – “Luminous Symphony”, Albel Manta Museum, Gouveia, Portugal
2014 – “Paintings”, Chello’s Restaurant, Guimarães, Portugal
2013 – “Paintings”,Deliart Caffe, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 – “Cosmogenesis”, Feng Shui Space, Braga, Portugal
2013 – “Sediments of an unloose sky”, Municipal house of Culture, Seia, Portugal
2013 – “A Certain Interior Regard”, Public Liblary, Penafiel, Portugal
2012 – “Doors of Preception”, Tinturaria, Covilhã, Portugal
2012 – “Interior Regard”, Backstage Dance School, Braga, Portugal.
2012 – “Paintings”, Perlimpimpim Gallery, Vagueira, Aveiro, Portugal.
2012 – “Luminous Symphony”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2011 – Lucilia Guimaraes Gallery, Guimaraes, Portugal
2010 – “Paintings”, Ordem dos Medicos, Lisbon, Portugal.2010 – “Paintings”, Del. Sul da Ordem dos Medicos, Lisbon, Portugal.
2009 – “Doors of Perception”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2007 – “Paintings”, Asas d’Arte Gallery, Anadia, Portugal
2007 -“Paintings”, Tubo d’Ensaio Gallery, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
2006 Pintura Rui Alberto Espao DArte, Oporto, Portugal
2004 Pieces of the same feeling Espao vila, Lisbon, Portugal
2003 Sediments of un unlost sky – Barata Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
2002 Cosmogonies and another themes Espao Ilimitado Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.
2001 Instants of Infinit Pao dos Duques de Bragana, Guimares, Portugal
2000 5 Porticos and another themes Almadarte Gallery, Costa de Caparica, Portugal.
1997 Barata Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1997 Eborensia Galery, vora, Portugal.
1996 Tamar, Art Gallery, vora, Portugal.
1995 Eborensia Gallery, vora, Portugal.
1994 Spirals and Constructions ptica Conde de Redondo Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1992 Espao Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.
1992 Barata Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1990 Alla Prima Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.
1989 Bar-Restaurant Bohemia, Lisbon, Portugal.
1989 Pousada Rainha Santa, Estremoz, Portugal.
1989 Bararte Gallery, Arraiolos, Portugal.

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

2015 – “Miniaturart”, Nabia Gallery, Braga, Portugal
2015 – “Colective Show”, Nabia Gallery, Braga, Portugal
2015 – “Arte Nostradamus”, Viseu, Portugal
2015 – “Artis 2015”, Municipal House of Culture, Seia, Portugal
2015 – “70 Cavaquinhos – 70 Artists”, Centre de Congrès de Montreux, , Switzerland
2015 – “Cosmogonies”, Cultural Centre Egipt Palace, Oeiras, Portugal
2015 – “70 Cavaquinhos – 70 Artistas”, Circus Theatre, Braga, Portugal
2014 – “Ética”, Apo’strophe Sala de Arte, Vigo, Espanha.
2014 – “70 Cavaquinhos – 70 Artistas”, Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 – “Painting and Drawing”, Deliart Caffe, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 – “Encontro Ibérico de Artes Plásticas”, Castillo de Oropesa, Toledo, Espanha
2014 – “Moita Mostra”, Moita, Portugal
2014 – “Pontes Luso-Galaicas”, Chaves, Portugal
2014 – “Artis 2014”, Seia, Portugal
2014 – “Monastery with Art”, Tibães, Braga, Portugal
2013 – “3rd. Paradigm”, Galerie und Restaurant Villa Borgnis, Königstein, Alemanha.
2013 – “Art in small format”, Feng Shui Space, Braga, Portugal
2013 – “Un Escaparate para el Quijote”, Alcalá de Henares, Espanha
2013 – “Surrealizar o Sonho”, Vizela, portugal
2013 – “3rd. Paradigm”, Gallery Speicher, Idstein, Alemanha.
2013 – “Inter-Art 2013”, Gallery Kaplanka, Protivín,. Ch. Rep
2013 – “3rd Paradigm”, Speicher, Idstein, Germany
2013 – “Artis 2013”, Municipal House of Culture, Seia, Portugal
2013 – “painting”, 57 Fine Art Gallery, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2013 – “Surrealizing dream”,Hot Bath Spa of Vizela, Portugal
2013 – “ 3rd Iternational Art Meeting”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2012 – “2nd luso-galician art meeting”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2012 -“Itineraries symbolically restless”, Gallery Lucilia Guimarães, Guimaraes, Portugal
2012 – “3. Paradigm”, Gallery Kaplanka, Protivín,. Ch. Rep
2012 – “ArtWiessloch”, Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2012 -“ Surrounding Bull – 3”, Ecomuseu de Montalegre, Portugal
2012 -“Seven worlds in the world of Art”, Museum of SCMG, Guimarães, Portugal
2012 – “Painting Oporto”, Gallery Vieira Portuense, Porto
2012 – “1st International Art Exhibition”, Bergen, Noruega.
2012 – “Artistas Vimaranenses”, Assembleia de Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal
2012 – “2o Salão Internacional de Arte na Galeria Vieira Portuense”, Oporto, Portugal
2011 – “History and body”, Casa Municipal da Cultura, Seia, Portugal
2011 – “International Art Meeting”, Cultural Center, Sousel, Portugal
2011 – “Surrounding Bull – 2”, Cultural Center, Sousel, Portugal
2011 – “Privatsphären”, Galeria Rearte, Viena, Austria
2011 – Gallery Speicher, Idstein, Alemanha.
2011 – “3o Paradigm”, Elfos Clinica e SPA, Lousada.
2010 – “Wall For Peace-20 – Istanbul Art Fair 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 – “Park Art Fair International 2010”, Geneve, Switzerland.
2010 – “3rd Paradigm”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.
2010 – “3rd Paradigm”, Jose de Lorenzo Gallery, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2010 – Galerie und Goldschmiede Aurum, Bad Homburg, Germany
2010 – “3rd Paradigm”, Restaurant O Funil, Lisbon, Portugal
2010 – Ottomani Gallery, Ârhus, Denmark
2010 – Gallery Tschesch Uhren und Schmuck, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2009 – Kaffeehaus Amadeus, Kischeimbolanden, Germany
2009 – “3rd Paradigm”, Picoas Plaza Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2009 – “Surrounding Bull”, Vieira Portuense Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2009 – Karpelles Manuscript Museum, Newburg, New York, USA
2009 – 1st International Art Action Istanbul 2009, Dolmabahe Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2009 – Luso-Galician Bridges, Oportos Fenian Club, Oporto, Portugal.
2009 – Cake Parade Portalegre 2009, Portalegre, Portugal.
2009 Freedom and Art, Mount Beacon Fine Art, New York, USA
2008 Premio Freud, Sala esposizioni/Palazzo Comunale di Lavarone, Trento, Italy
2008 – Gallery Cafe Blikle, Czestochowa, Poland.
2008 – ES Lautorritratto Psicologico tra realt e metafora, Espazioeventi Mondadori, Venice, Italy
2008 – Creadores, Porta Nova Art Gallery, Ferrol (La Corua), Spain
2008 – 3 Artists, 3 Continents, the same language Municipal Gallery, Barcelos, Portugal
2007 – 4th Sesimbras Great International Exhibition of Fine Arts, Sesimbra, Portugal.
2007 – “COELUM Mostra Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea”, Palazzo Cesi, Acquasparta, Italy.
2006 Tabor Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland
2006 3rd Sesimbras Great International Exhibition of Fine Arts, Portugal.
2005 BIRD 2005 International Art Award, Beijing, China.
2004 Nicolai Gallery, Lourinh, Portugal.
2004 – Embraced Surrealism , Cupertino de Mirandas Foundation, Famalico, Portugal.
2003 – Perdurabo Art at Old Fire Station, Chelmsford, England.
2003- The Affordable Art Fair, London, England.
2003-The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, England
2003 4th International Biennale of Contemporary Art of Firenze, Italy.
2002 Bouro terras darte, Terras de Bouro, Portugal.
2001 Under the sky of Arrbida, Setbal, Portugal.
2000 FAC/00, Lisbon, Portugal.
1999 Almadarte Gallery, Costa de Caparica, Portugal.
1999 FAC/99, Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 Art/98, Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 Spia Gallery, Braga, Portugal.
1998 DArt-98, Vila Verde, Portugal.
1998 – Arte e Oficina Gallery, Setbal, Portugal.
1997 – Acervo DArte Gallery, Setbal, Portugal.
1996 – Altis Park Hotel Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1996 – ptica Conde de Redondo Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1994 – Cineclube, Oporto, Portugal.
1994 – Barata Gallery, Lisbon, Potugal.
1993 – Almada egreiros Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1993 – Alcntara Studio Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1993 – Junta de Freguesia de Bonfim, Oporto, Portugal.
1992 – Mercado Ferreira Borges, Oporto, Portugal.
1992 – Porto de Lisboa e o Tejo, Lisbon, Portugal.
1991 – Culturarte/91, Vila Viosa, Portugal.
1990 – Culturarte/90, Vila Viosa, Portugal.
1989 – Santa-Rita Pintor Gallery, Paos de Ferreira, Portugal.

AWARDS

AWARDS

2nd Place Award in “BIRD 2005 International Art Award”, Beijing – China. “¢ 3rd Place award in the “Artperiscope.com art Project: the Light” (2006), Czestochowa, Poland. “¢ 1st Place award in the “3th Artperiscope Artwork Competition” (2008), Czestochowa, Poland. “¢ Silver Award, Artmajeur, 2010. “¢ Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award), 1st Ibiennial of Contemporary Art, Artoteque, London, England.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

“Dictionary of the Portuguese plastic artists” – Adrian Editors – “Plastic Arts – Portugal” – Estar Editors – “Aspects of the Plastic Arts in Portugal – III” – F. Infante do Carmo – “Art – 98″ – F. Infante do Carmo – “Who is Who of the Portuguese Artists” – Sol Invictus Publ. – “Anuary of Arts” – Estar Editors – “Arts 2001 – Directory of Arts” – Publicenter – “Magazine of Arts nº 1″ – “Embraced Surrealism” – Cupertino de Miranda’s Foundation – “Freedom & Art”, Mirca Art Group, Sweden. – “Planet Heart, Planet Art”, Mirca Art Group, Sweden.

CRITIC TEXTS

More poet than politician or sociologist, the philosophic Plato, 2500 years ago, saw the world as a reminiscent aspect of an universe of the ideas and forms, the unique consistence of the real. The spirit entity for the existence was the absolute (unlimited) contemplation of the Universe, whose archetypes pure, static and permanent shaped themselves, approachable and free in the dimension with which the intellect organized itself with them in knowledge and harmony.
It is in the extent of this myth (legend) of the classic idealism that I feel the Abstracts of Alberto DAssumpcao, whose serenity tell us, as a kind of flowing, the metaphysics of the Universes in peace. This platonic contemplation of the spirit together with the archetypes we can feel and see in these Abstracts as a visual projection of the unlimited and at the same time of our humanity. The colour, so typical, as an self-confidence indication of this painter, is established as a thematic evolution in each of his paintings. So, the aesthetics organization of the pictures of this painter DAssumpcao uses the oniric combination and fascination that is proper of the contemplative status. Beside we can see associate at the archetypical mite the mechanics and regulating ordination of the planetary spheres, the genial modernity of Newton. It is the mystery, the geometry, the controlled space.
All painting is a printed picture, of things and ideas. Albertos father, the great painter Manuel DAssumpcao, said that pictures are not Painting. We can understand this thinking of the history of the Abstract. All the artists and visionaries give prominence to the common, social, metaphysic dramas of the existence, always feeling the liberty. All forms of Art of the Abstract have the universal inexpressive and cosmic of the spirit looking for his own existence.
It seems to be happened with Plato, the philosopher, whose friends called the divine. It seems happened also the same in the paintings of Alberto DAssumpcao, the classical revival in the Abstract of the mite of Felicity.

Carlos Garcia de Castro

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Robert Delaunay’s Orphism could be considered one of the possible roots of the art vision of Portuguese visual artist Alberto D’Assumpcao. The same focus on the primacy of color, the preference of pure and luminous juxtaposed complementary colors, the freeorganization of the visual elements using motifs like ”fragmented rainbows”, much more connected to the inner life and its musical structure than to the exterior world. An outstanding member of the Archetypal Expressionism Group, Alberto seems to look for the essential reality of the life of the universe. His vortex of forms, the multifaceted oscillation between planes and volumes (similar to El Lissitzky approaches) and the strange impression regarding the reversibility of such forms, pure archetypes of a celestial visual hierarchy, create a sweet and secrete coherence appealing directly to our sensibility like the music of spheres. The only allusions to the visible worlds in his expressive and impressive art are the beautiful Gothic and Romanic windows which remind us the passage between inner and outer, but always crossed by the intimate interchange of the cosmic fine and bright structures. In his iconography of ideal objects we may find very frequent the green spheres, maybe archetypes of the vivid and moral perfection.
I know Alberto, my friend, is in love with the moral perfection. That’s why he is the last Don Quijote of our time, including here his obsession for the pure art. Maybe a true model for the art of the future.

Constantin Severin