C1 Broker, an International Insurance Broker specializing in insurance for Expatriates living in Portugal, presents an exhibition of contemporary art in its room “C1 Broker Art Project” at its offices in Almancil.
The first artist to exhibit is Paulo Frangolho. The large art pieces are characterized by the symbology used where we find a constant conversation between the dualisms of good and evil, heaven and hell, Yin and Yang, light and dark, soul and body, angels and monsters.
The artistic expression of Frangolho combines an eclectic mix of unexpected collages, overlays, acrylics and copper dust on canvas. Impressive are the black background paintings where the artist combines abstract graphics with representations of the angel Gabriel, forbidden books or the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden.
The exhibition is of free access and is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Conversations with the artist are possible by appointment.
“C1 Broker Art Project” is a philanthropic venture by C1 Broker, Corretora de Seguros, to promote and publicise contemporary artists of abstract and pop art in Portugal. The insurance broker specialises in art insurance, private collections and high-value home contents.
The pieces are available for direct sale with the artist. The exhibition is open from 1 July until 15 September 2023.
C1 Broker Art Project – Avda. Duarte Pacheco, n. 15, 8135-165 Almancil
Discover Paulo Frangolho's creative process in this exclusive interview:
Paulo Frangolho – Born in Angola in the middle of the revolution of 74 he felt from an early age the indelible weight of change. In 1975 he returns with his paternal family to his origins in Algarve. Years later he spends his adolescence in the industrial city of Sines, where the cultural exercise of arts and theatre was very strong.
Already in 1990, he returns for good to the warmth of the Algarve.
The passion for painting finds in 2015 and since then has had a frenetic activity of creation and exhibitions in Adérita Artistic Space. Inspired by the “primitiveness” of the paintings of the 30/50’s he seeks in a penetrating way the connection of the Sacrum, Body, Soul and the Cosmos for Spiritual Ascension.