From October 10th to December 20th the Fellini Art Gallery will host Santiago Ribeiro’s initiative 21st Century Portuguese Surrealism in Berlin. The project will be exhibiting select works of 6 Portuguese surrealists artists in the center of Berlin, Germany. The opening is scheduled for 19:00 pm on October 10, 2013.

Santiago Ribeiro is a surrealist painter from Coimbra, Portugal, known worldwide for the Surrealism Now project and for his surreal painting.

The plastic artist was invited by the Fellini gallery, based in Berlin, to develop an initiative that culminated in the exhibition "21st Century Portuguese Surrealism", comprised of various artists such as Victor Lages, Paula Rosa, Isabel Meyrelles, Hélio Cunha and João Carvalho.

Surrealism Now and 21st Century Portuguese Surrealism
The first exhibition under the title of "International Surrealism Now" took place in Coimbra, in 2010, organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, based in that city. Followed by other exhibitions in Portugal, namely in Conímbriga, Setúbal and Lisbon, but also in Paris and Madrid. At present, the exhibition comprises more than thirty countries and more than fifty artworks, including drawings, photography, new media and sculpture, created by internationally renowned artists.

As a result of implementing the project Surrealism Now, emerged the 21st Century Portuguese Surrealism. After be held in Lisbon heads now to the Fellini Gallery, with the support of the Portuguese Embassy in Berlin.

Participating artists: Hélio Cunha - Lisbon, Isabel Meyrelles – Paris, João Carvalho - Lisbon, Paula Rosa - Lisbon, Santiago Ribeiro - Coimbra - Paris, Victor Lages - Lisbon.

Hélio Cunha, from Lisbon, owner of a complete surrealist thought, both in painting and in writing. Being well-known in Portugal has lived among the most prominent Portuguese surrealists. Recently exhibited his work in Lisbon with Cruzeiro Seixas, the most recognized living surrealist from Portugal.

Isabel Meyrelles was born in Matosinhos and lives in Paris since 1950, where she continued her studies at Université René Descartes - Paris V - Sorbonne, Ecole Nationale Superíeure des Beaux-Arts and also with master Zadkine at the Grande-Chaumière in Paris.
She was a member of the French Surrealist Movement and the Portuguese Surrealist Movement, living and working among artists such as André Breton, Anne Ethuin, António Pedro, O'Neill, Cesariny and Cruzeiro Seixas, and also with Eugénio de Andrade e Natália Correia, since poetry is also part of her life.

Paula Rosa, from Lisbon, stands out by her fabulous digital art and she's fascinated for the visual arts, design, poetry and music. She graduated both in Pedagogical Media Design" and in "Equipment and Space Design" and has organized and participated in conferences, workshops and a variety of other projects in Portugal, Sweden and in the U.S.A.

João Carvalho, lives near Lisbon and has created his surrealist painting in the company of other artists who create fantastic and imaginative artwork. He's a reference to take into account since he has standing out in many of the exhibitions in which he has participated.

Victor Lages, from Lisbon, has collaborated with Santiago Ribeiro in some of the "International Surrealism Now" shows. He's the creator of the "Utopia" project and he's well-known by his vast and varied work, such as public art, murals, sculptures and sacred art in churches. His artworks frequently contain the human figure and portray life-related themes, Humanity through symbols and oniric fantasy.

Santiago Ribeiro, the Portuguese artist, born in Condeixa-a-Nova and living in Coimbra and Paris, has shown his artworks with great regularity in Portugal and in other European countries, including Lisbon, Paris, Belgrade, Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Moscow , Warsaw, Florence, Podgorica, Montenegro, Timisoara in Romania and Dallas in Texas. He is the driving force and the promoter of the international project "Surrealism Now", which started in 2010, organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation.

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