The exhibition, entitled Poetic Encounter, opens in Aljustrel, september 12th 2014 and will be followed by a conversation with the artist, hosted by Álvaro Lobato de Faria, dir. MAC Lisbon. António Carmo was born in 1949. He studied Paintig at the School of Decorative Arts Arroio António in Lisbon. Portuguese traditions and ethnographic themes are always present in the works of this painter, born in Madragoa, in full Old Lisbon. In forty years of career was also devoted to the illustration of articles in newspapers and books of Portuguese authors. It is currently exclusive artist of Japan Arts Bank and Galerie Albert I in Brussels. Throughout a forty-five year career, António Carmo has “been an uncompromising investigator of the truths and interior freedom, always changing – while remaining essentially true to himself (…) His art shows a close relationship with the body, with the body of things (…) António Carmo traces the outline, performs the movement, embodies the idea in a single pictorial imagination “as Álvaro Lobato Faria writes in the brochure of the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open until October 4th 2014.