antónio ole

antónio ole

works

Personagens e paisagens domésticas revisitadas III, 2003
Scrapings on handmade paper with African fibre
55 x 83 cm

 

Personagens e paisagens domésticas revisitadas II, 2003
Scrapings on handmade paper with African fibre
55 x 83cm

Alma & circunstância, 2016
Collage on paper
65 x 50 cm

Alma & circunstância I, 2016
Drawing and collage on paper
65 x 50 cm

Ecletic Circunstances II, 2014
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
103 x 152 cm

Ecletic Circunstances I, 2014
Acrylic and pigment on canvas
103 x 152 cm

Burned Expectations VIII, 2016
Mixed media on Arches paper
75 x 55 cm

Burned Expectations VII, 2016
Mixed media on Arches paper
75 x 55 cm

bio

António Ole (Angolan, b. 1951)

António Ole is a leading figure in the history of artistic developments in Angola and one of the most active on the international contemporary art scene among the Portuguese-speaking African artists. His rich and diversified visual universe is bound in the vivid intersection of direct observation, historical memory, far-reaching references and pressing contemporary issues such as poverty, inequity, migration, corruption and unsustainable development. His immediate cultural and natural surroundings are continuous sources of inspiration. Throughout his work, the artist often pays tribute to the simple beauty and spontaneous creativity thriving among the Angolan population and which are noticeable in all aspects of people’s daily lives. His multimedia inventiveness ranges from cinema, video and photography to drawings, collage, painting, sculpture and monumental installation. In spite of his deep commitment to confront reality and to trigger social and political changes via his artistic outputs, Ole’s oeuvre is infused with poetry and a remarkable oneiric dimension. Thereby, the artist conjures up a sensitive and imaginative world, which opens the door to potentialities of fiction and strata of perception.

 

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