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The international painting exhibition “found and findings” of the famous Portuguese painter Carlos Mota, organized by the Mission of Portugal in Azerbaijan and Honorary Consulate in Baku was take place at the Art Gallery of the Museum Centre of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan.
"Towards the work of Carlos Mota, we can see that there is no real difference between what traditionally we consider material, and what we consider spiritual.
The works of Carlos Mota concretize multiple interpretations, as they are intrinsically free. They promote the imagination freedom of the spectator, as they provide various sensations during fruition of the works. A fruition that carry movement, energy and life, alluding clearly to what is contemporaneity.
His work expresses beyond paint, using painting to express what transcendent his works transmits. Independently of the material, highlight in his work, the multiple, idyllic scenario, conduct the observer into the most intimate he may have within him. It is an open work, which dont contain a concept, but instead, open the mind to infinite interpretations." Alvaro Lobato, the director of Contemporary Art Movement.
Carlos Mota, born in Ponta Delgada, Portugal, graduated in Interior Architecture at CAD - Centre des Arts Décoratifs and Painting at École des Arts D'lxelles in Brussels, Belgium. He currently lives and works in Lisbon.
Since 1993, Mota frequently does solo and collective exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
His work has been showcased in both public and private collections in various countries, such as: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Mexico, USA, Canada and Brazil (he was the ﬁrst contemporary Portuguese and foreign artist to be invited to have a piece in the permanent private collection of the Federal Presidency of Brazil at the Planalto Palace. Such piece is 80x400 (cm).
From the years 1993 to 2002, his career was brought to life on a ﬁlm called “Soul Adventures” (“Aventuras do Espírito”) by director Teresa Tomé and broadcast on a cultural show on several Portuguese TV chanels.
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