The Portuguese painter Paula Rego has three exhibitions scheduled for art galleries and museums in the United Kingdom by 2020, and two more in Madrid and Dublin, revealed today a source of the House of Stories in Cascais.
The coordinator of the museum dedicated to the artist’s work, Catarina Alfaro, indicated that 2019 and 2020 “will be very important years in the artist’s exhibition in the United Kingdom“, where she lives.
According to the curator and researcher of Paula Rego’s work, exhibitions are planned at the Jerwood Gallery (May 13 to October 22 this year), at Milton MK Gallery (June), at the Scottish National Gallery (November 23 to March 26). April 2020) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (May 25, 2020, to November 1, 2020).
There is also another exhibition of the artist in Madrid, at CEART – Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente.
“Paula Rego continues to work in her atelier and is developing work in different formats of painting and drawing. It will be a beautiful surprise,” he revealed, about the Portuguese artist based in the United Kingdom.
When the exhibitions planned for the House of Stories – which this year completes a decade of existence – between July and November of this year will be presented the exhibition “Paula Rego: Obra Gráfica“, curated by Catarina Alfaro.
Although Paula Rego had done prints as a young student of the Slade School of Fine Art between 1952 and 1956, it was not until the end of the 1980s that this practice began, which included, in addition to the dry tip, ink, lithography and serigraphy.
The use of the techniques of engraving “allows you to multiply the stories, from the development of thematic series, intensifying all their narrative sense through unfolding and imaging intersections,” according to the curator.
This exhibition “intends to present the corpus of the artist’s graphic work and includes her most recent engraving works, which are less known to the public“.
Last year Paula Rego presented her first major exhibition in Paris at the Orangerie Museum, which welcomed more than 183,000 people.
Born in Lisbon in 1935, she left Portugal as a teenager during the Salazar dictatorship to study at the Slade School of Art in London, where she lived and lived for more than 50 years.
The only female artist in the London School group, Paula Rego was distinguished by a highly figurative and literary work, considered incisive and singular by art criticism.
At that time, Paula Rego coexisted with prominent names of the painting as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and David Hockney.
It was at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she attended the painting course between 1952 and 1956, which met her husband, the British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988).
Paula Rego was honoured in 2010 by Queen Elizabeth II, with the rank of Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for her contribution to the arts.
In 2016 he was awarded the Municipal Medal of Honor of the city of Lisbon, by the town hall.