The exhibition, entitled Concert for nights of blue moonlight, opens on September 19th, 2014 at 18:30 p.m. at MAC Gallery in Lisbon (Av. Álvares Cabral, 58-60) and will remain on display until October 24th 2014.
Roberto Chichorro’s painting is encapsulated within an essential, spatial time which rhythmically follows the beat of an oneiric and musical “eros”. It is marked by rich colours that emanate from the myths and rituals that reside deep in his African roots and references and in the possible innocence of a chosen time between memories and poetry.
Roberto Chichorro was born in 1941 in Lourenço Marques. He devoted himself to Painting expressing old stories magic that he was hearing, related to worlds of wonders, terrors and witchcraft, and also animals, music and laughter. Chichorro constantly paint his boy memories and do it with a very colorful palette where parodied Chagall`s scenarios opening the look to the intensity of a magical world, almost weightless, floating. He worked as designer and as a decorator hall for international fairs in Mozambique and illustrated several books. From 1982/85 had a scholarship from Spanish Government in Madrid for ceramics work (with Taller Blue) and zincography (with Oscar Manezzi). In 1986 had a scholarship from Portuguese Government, living in Portugal since then and devoting himself exclusively to Painting.
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