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Francisco Vidal

Afroantoinette 7, 2016

Mixed media
20 1/2 × 59 4/5 in
52 × 152 cm
This is a unique work.
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Lisbon, Lisboa
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Francisco Vidal
Angolan-Portugese, b. 1978
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Born in Portugal to Cape Verdean and Angolan parents, Vidal identifies as both African and a product of the diaspora and cultural fusion. Postcolonial personhood is the main focus of his art, which explores themes of creolism, mixed identities, and transcultural currents. Vidal’s drawings, sculptures, and installations are marked by a visual lexicon that builds on Cubist portraits by Pablo Picasso, ethnographic photography, and African fabrics, as well as the bold, calligraphic lines of graffiti and street art. Vidal’s large-scale portraits are composed of layered sheets of paper, highlighting their status as both objects and paintings, and evoking an architectural physicality. Across mediums, Vidal balances technical precision with expressive freedom, creating emotive artworks that are rooted in a will to survive and the acknowledgement of historical traumas.

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Francisco Vidal
Angolan-Portugese, b. 1978
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Born in Portugal to Cape Verdean and Angolan parents, Vidal identifies as both African and a product of the diaspora and cultural fusion. Postcolonial personhood is the main focus of his art, which explores themes of creolism, mixed identities, and transcultural currents. Vidal’s drawings, sculptures, and installations are marked by a visual lexicon that builds on Cubist portraits by Pablo Picasso, ethnographic photography, and African fabrics, as well as the bold, calligraphic lines of graffiti and street art. Vidal’s large-scale portraits are composed of layered sheets of paper, highlighting their status as both objects and paintings, and evoking an architectural physicality. Across mediums, Vidal balances technical precision with expressive freedom, creating emotive artworks that are rooted in a will to survive and the acknowledgement of historical traumas.

Francisco Vidal

Afroantoinette 7, 2016

Mixed media
20 1/2 × 59 4/5 in
52 × 152 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Lisbon, Lisboa
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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