In Pedro’s works you can see the evolution in his dialogue with colours and geometry. Despite his preferences about the contemporary artist, like for instance Francis Bacon, his reminiscence comes from the neoplasticism of Mondrian and Ben Nicholson, and in some way Picasso.
How and when did you first become seriously interested in art?
I would say I became seriously interested in art in a more organized and professional way around eight years ago but I have always been driven by modern art since I’ve ever consciously known myself. From the age of 15, I’ve crafted and built my own Filofax creating an agenda. I was always around pencils and paper throughout my childhood.
What artists or professionals have been your biggest influence?
Cubism was my first influence in my artistist direction. Later with studies and searches on a more broader view of modern art, I found myself drawn to artist such as Francis Bacon, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Picasso, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, and so many others.
Portuguese Cubism has had the most influence within my work and is almost like a staple for my work and my ideas within my head.
What do you try to express in your work?
One answer, the thoughts inside my head. I live in large and fast creative gear with constant new ideas almost like a constant abstract living form.
Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting or the way it is executed?
If you ask me which is more critically important, then I would say the subject if being viewed by the public. Regarding the execution, then I would have to say this is exceptionally private and something which I feel I do not have consider or share.
Which artistic project are you most proud of?
My next one. A body of work that will include 20 pieces.
What have you been up to in the last five years?
The last five years have been a blast. I came back from a traumatic time of my life which was a turning point for me. It allowed me clearly to get back into my thoughts and I was able to pick up my tools and start to paint again.
Where do you create your work?
In my head and after I invade my studio in Wimbledon and disconnect with all platforms of living. I don’t connect or socialize with no one when I create my art. I feel so grateful and so inspired about my new ideas and work in progress. I always have an ongoing work in progress in the pipeline. When it’s done and completed. I start another one. I love that.
What excites you about showcasing your artwork through ARTful and in a more corporate environment?
Exhibiting through Artful is an exciting opportunity. It allows my work to be viewed by a much wider audience. The buildings are large and offer more than just offices with gyms, small retailers and concierge services. It is a great visibility tool outside of a gallery environment and open to opportunities should they arise.
Pedro has collectors around the globe including Europe the Middle East and the USA.
The exhibition will run from 10th November 2017 until 10th May 2018 at Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4V 3BJ. All work on show is available to purchase. For further information or to arrange an appointment to view contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 702 8030.