Manuel Baptista exhibits “Shadows and Other Colors” at the Museum of Faro

Manuel Baptista was born in Faro

The exhibition “Shadows and Other Colors”, by Manuel Baptista, is open until November 22, at the Municipal Museum of Faro. 

«The title Shadows and Other Colors — namesake of the exhibition recently presented at the Arpad Szenes Foundation – Vieira da Silva — both alludes to formal constants in the work of Manuel Baptista, and metaphorically refers to aspects of another order, present in his artistic production» , says the Artadentro association, responsible for the initiative.

«In fact, in this exhibition, we can admire the mastery as it combines its formal vocabulary of lines, shapes/stains, color and the very roughness of the paper, in a poetic construction in successive layers of happy and pure sensibility», he adds.

This exhibition is part of Artadentro's 4th cycle of contemporary art. The show can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 17:00 pm.

Manuel Baptist (Faro, 1936), graduated from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, where he taught. He was a Gulbenkian scholarship in Paris and of the Institute of High Culture in Ravenna. He was one of the artists invited by the Portuguese section of AICA to participate in the renovation of the decoration of the café “A Brasileira”, in Chiado, Lisbon. Between 1990 and 2003, he directed the municipal galleries Trem and Arco, in Faro.

He was awarded the 1st Painting Prize/Guerin Prize for Plastic Arts (1968), the Soquil Prize (1970), the IV Bienal de Cerveira Painting Prize (1984) and the BANIF Painting Prize (1993).

He has exhibited regularly since 1958. His most recent exhibitions include the Out of Scale exhibition – Drawing and Sculpture 1960-1970, Electricity Museum, EDP Foundation, Lisbon — considered by the Portuguese Society of Authors as the best national exhibition in 2011 — and, in 2019, Sombras e Outros Cores, at the Arpad Szenes Foundation – Vieira da Silva (both in partnership with the Carmona e Costa Foundation and curated by João Pinharanda), held simultaneously with the exhibition Zonas de Sombra, at Giefarte in Lisbon.