By Dipo Olowookere
The popular Times Square in New York, USA, has announced the showing of Santiago Ribeiro’s art called ‘Osmosis-Kiraméki Transfigured!’ in the centre of Paris as well as the exhibition Surrealism now in Coimbra, Portugal.
The art of Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro will be shown openly on the giant screens of Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq OMX Group in Times Square, New York in all year of 2018.
The work will be displayed daily, randomly, alternately, for several minutes in each session, through December 31, 2017.
Based on dreams and visions, the surreal metaphorical image of Ribeiro surprises, breaks and unleashes mixed feelings.
His paintings have been described as “complex compositions illustrating deep concerns about modern society and its individual and collective behaviour.”
“As usual, every time, I do something different and innovative and the idea of exhibiting in Times Square, New York, shows how the media and new technologies are a modern way of spreading our art,” said Ribeiro.
Born in Coimbra, Ribeiro attended art classes at the Avelar Brotero School and the Escola Superior de Educação in Coimbra.
He organized and participated in numerous solo and group art exhibitions in Portugal and abroad and his work has been featured at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, in the Portuguese American Journal, in Digital Meets Culture, Pressenza.fr, metroNews.ru, Pravda in Portuguese, The Herald News, Associated Press and many other publications.
His sponsors include Coimbra House Mayor, Bissaya Barreto Foundation and MagicCraftsman Studio.
Others are Bissaya Barreto Foundation, Coimbra Chamber and the North American studio MagicCraftsman.
His work is represented in several private collections, as well as in the contemporary art collection of the Machado de Castro National Museum and the Bissaya Barreto Foundation in Coimbra, Portugal.
He dedicated his life to painting and promoting 21st century surrealist art through exhibitions around the world in Berlin, Moscow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Warsaw, Nantes, Paris, Florence, Madrid Granada, Barcelona, Lisbon , Belgrade, Monte Noire, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil.
In addition, he is the mentor of the great international project Surrealism Now, where the city of Coimbra will open its doors to the International Exhibition of Art of Surrealism this year, November 17, 2018 in the Museum of Chiado and in the House of Culture of Coimbra in Portugal.
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