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The best art inevitably addresses the frailty of being human. Francis Bacon.

Ricardo Martins is an artist based in Setubal, Portugal.


“I’m interested, on the one hand, in the grand landscapes in which time seems to move at a different rate from that of humans; and on the other hand, in the human condition, this blink of an eye that contains so many dreams, projects, the heights of elation and the depths of despair – and then is gone.
“I find this juxtaposition and endless source of fascination.  

“I love the figure but switched from photography to painting in search of more expressionist and abstract imagery, possible for me only when I draw and paint.”

Graduated in Music and Business in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Ran a photography studio there for about 20 years.

1990 – Graduated in Music (Classical Guitar & Composition), F.I. Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro.

1994 – Graduated in Business, Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro.

2013-2014 – Workshops on photographic and artistic expression, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro.

2015-2020 – Workshops on drawing & painting, Nextart & Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (SNBA), Lisboa.