Paulo Lisboa

PAULO LISBOA (Lisbon, 1977) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Paulo Lisboa’s work focuses on the limits of light and image perception. Combined with an apparently fictitious materiality, his use of graphite and charcoal on aluminium, paper and glass reflects on the impermanence of the image that is transformed, haptically and gloomly, on the surface that receives it or expands from it. This is a work in which the classic rigour of drawing, particularly in the field of shadow and light techniques, is projected in tension with the phenomena of reality, invisibility, silence and time – slowly unbalancing and recalibrating its relationship with space and the retina of the eye.

The following exhibitions can be highlighted: Ciclóptico (MAAT– Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, 2023), The Last Photon on the Retina (Galeria Sabrina Amrani, Madrid, 2023), Um esqueleto entra no bar… (Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon, 2020), Asterismo, Sequência para Piano, Guitarra e Projector com Marco Franco e Francisco Cordovil (Fundação Serralves, Porto, 2019), Imagines Plumbi, (Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2018), Secção (Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon, 2016), Plasma, (Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2016), Phosphora (Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2015 e Plateau (Sala Bebé, Lisbon, 2010).

Some of his recent group shows include: The Biennial of Photography of Vila Franca de Xira (Vila Franca de Xira, 2023),  Projecto MAP 2010–2020. Mapa ou Exposição (Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020),  Anuário – Uma visão retrospectiva de arte no Porto (Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, 2019), Muitas vezes marquei encontro comigo próprio no ponto zero (Atelier – Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon, 2019), Portugal, Portugueses (Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, 2016), A Rainha Vermelha (Ghent, 2013), Straight ahead and then turn (Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, 2011), O movimento das coisas / Coisas em movimento (M.I.M.O. – Museu da Imagem em Movimento, Leiria, 2011) e VLTRA TRAJECTVM (Expodium, Utrecht, 2011).

His work is represented in private and public collections such as EGEAC – Lisbon Municipality Collection (Lisbon, Portugal); Joana Vasconcelos Foundation Collection (Lisbon, Portugal); CCAM, (Mafra, Portugal); Porto Bay (Porto, Portugal); FLR –Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal); Fundación Otazu (Navarra, Spain) and Kells Collection (Santander, Spain).