June 28 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception - Sat., June 28, 7-10 pm
"Face It" is a collection of figurative paintings in large scale of women in different moods. In Bivar’s portraiture, the human face is characterized by two colors. Yet up close in the smaller detail, he uses collaged images from Marvel comics to the extent that the viewer's eye can become aware of a universe containing thousands of other images.
Luis Bivar is a Portuguese contemporary figurative artist who lives and works in Lisbon. As an Art Director, he won the first edition of the European Design Modulex Award, all while painting and exhibiting his work. His long time pursuit of color and comic strips has led him to establish himself successfully in Portugal as well as in Northern Europe.
Bivar makes a point of showing imperfection in his paintings for he believes that a work in progress should be spontaneous, and that “error” is part of any artists’ expression. He believes that new media is a permanent challenge and explores various techniques in his artwork including drawing, mixed media, and more recently, sculpting.
Private and public collections in Lisbon include: Champalimaud Foundation, Portuguese Aids Foundation, Banco Espirito Santo and Embassy for the Republic of Angola; also in Gortex Russia and AMEX Norway
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Galleri Ramfjord
The Norwegian gallery brings a great deal of international talent to our mix. Galleri Ramfjord, along with Luis Bivar, participated at SCOPE MIAMI this past December with great success. Along with being featured in Blouin Arts Magazine as one of the highlights of Scope, they received full-page newspaper coverage with great reviews. Galleri Ramfjord has been successfully representing artists throughout Europe for the past 15 years.