Paul Mathieu

 

Was born in Brussels in 1953.

With an autodidactic training, his style was greatly influenced by a book written by Prof. Rocha de Sousa.

Living in Portugal since 1979 he developed a noteworthy work in the field of national plastic arts and through many exhibitions both individual and collective he won the approval of a loyal and growing audience.

  

With more than 45 individual exhibitions, among which:

 

2019- “Exaltation of the colours” MAC Gallery, Lisbon

2018- “Paintings” at modern art museum of  Sintra

2017 -  Palace do Egipto, Oeiras

2017 - “Dramatically Digital” MIISO Gallery, Lisbon

2017 - “The energy of the movement” Centro Municipal de Cultura, Ponta Delgada

2015 - “Romantic Eclectism” CNAP Gallery , Lisboa

2014 - “Golden Lights” Centro Cultural da Comporta

2011 - "Atmospheric Contrast" - Gallery Paula Cabral, Lisbon
2013 - “The atmospheric phenomena in abstract art” Municipal Gallery of Sintra

2010 - "Light Paths " Gallery CNAP, Lisbon

2008 - “30 years of paintings” the exhibition antology at Mãe de Agua. Lisbon

2007- Gallery of the Ordem dos Médicos, Lisbon

2006- "Alternative journey" Lapa Gallery, Lisbon

2005- "The New Twenties"- Gallery Micro Arte, Lisbon

2003 -“The soul of the elements” S.Bento art center, Lisbon

2002- Gallery Don Quixote, Vila Franca de Xira

2001- Lapa Gallery, Lisbon

2000 -“The dynamics of fragmentation” Museum of the Water, Lisbon

1999 - “Abstraction Evocative” -Gal. Municipal Artur Bual, Amadora

1998 - Expo’98 – Belgium Pavilion, Lisbon

1997 - “Dynamic Relation to Surrounding Space” Gallery Enes, Lisbon

1997 - “Color as an Adventure” - Gallery Adjectivo, Santarém

1996 - “And the wind blew” Gallery 65A, Lisbon

1996 - “The Wind Flavor” Gallery Arte&Mar, Sesimbra

1995 - “With textures” Gallery Almadarte, Costa de Caparica

1994 - Museum Municipal Carlos Reis, Torres Novas

1994 - Gallery Escada 4, Cascais

1994 - Alliance Française, Lisbon

1993 - Gallery Morada, Porto

1991 - “From Emotion to Forms” Gallery Espiral, Oeiras

1988 - Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon

1987 - Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions on Museum Regional of Sintra

 

 

He has participated in many collective exhibitions from which:

 

2019 – ARTe 2019 Wiesbaden, Germany

2006 - “Tapices de Portalegre” – Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid

2004 - VI Lions’ Biennale - Oficina da Cultura, Almada

2000 - “A Arte e a Imaginação da Europa” - Water Museum, Lisbon

1999 - “Um Retrato para Fernando Pessoa”- Espaço Mar Português, Lisbon and itinerant

1999 - 6º Festival das Comunidades Estrangeiras - Espaço Oikos, Lisbon 

1998 - Centenary of Champanhe Raposeira - C.C. Belém, Lisbon

1997 - MARCA - by Gallery Hexalfa, Madeira

1997 - “O Tempo da Água” -  Mãe d’Água, Lisbon

1996 - “O Conhecimento dos Anjos” -Gallery Conventual, Alcobaça

1995 - Grupo Treze - Estar, Lisbon

1994 - Gallery S. Bento, Lisbon

1993 - Gallery S. Mamede, Lisbon

1993 - “Projecto Criarte” -Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon

1991 - Art Portugal - Abbaye de Forest, Brussels

1989 - “Les Bateaux de Pêche vus par…”- Galerie Alfican, Brussels

 


Prizes:
 

2009 - 7º Prémio Amadeo Sousa Cardoso, Amarante

            selected in painting.        

2008 - 1ª Bienal Internacional de artes Plásticas Prémio Vespeira, Montijo

            selected in photography.

2004 - VIII Bienal de Artes Plásticas Prémio Vespeira, Montijo

           selected in painting and in photography

2002 - VII Bienal de Artes Plásticas Prémio Vespeira, Montijo

           selected in painting.

1998 - Silver medal on the 6th Biennale of the ‘Rótulo Artístico do Diário de

            Notícias’ (Hundred years of Champagne Raposeira)

1996 - “Mention of Honour” – 1st Biennale Cardoso Lopes, Amadora

1991 - “Work of Merit” – 1st International Art Fair, Port’Arte 91, Portimão 

 

Bibliography:

 

2008 – “Paul Mathieu, plastic artist, a choice of life” write by himself and edited by Epal, Museu da Agua, Lisbon

 

 

 

Participation in Television Programmes:

 

1998 - “Praça da Alegria” by Manuel Goucha on RTP 1

1998 - “Acontece” on RTP 2

1997 - “Praça da Alegria” by Manuel Goucha on RTP 1

1996 - “Primeira Fila” with Bárbara Guimarães on TVI

1995 - “Olh’ó Popular” by Júlio Isidro on TVI

1992 - Programme “Affiches” on TV 5 Europe

1990 - “Ponto por Ponto” with Helena Balsa on RTP 1

 

Cited in books:

 

" Oficina de Artes Bloco III" by Fernanda Meirelles

“Oitenta Artistas em Portugal” by Margarida Botelho

“Aspectos das Artes Plásticas em Portugal” by Fernando Infante do Carmo

“Artes Plásticas Portugal, o Artísta, seu Mercado” by Narciso Martins

"Pintura Contemporânea Portuguesa 100 pintores" de Manuel de Sousa/Ernesto Neves

 

Texts and critiques on his Work by:

 

  • Margarida Botelho (Art Critic)

  • Lurdes Féria (Art Critic)

  • Edgardo Xavier (Art Critic)

  • Rodrigues Vaz (Art Critic)

  • João Antero Ferreira (Journalist)

  • Eurico Gonçalves (Art Critic)

  • Lina Cruz-Pinto (Art Critic)

 

 

Representations:

 

  • Ministry of Industry and Energy

  • Lisbon’s Museum of the City

  • National Museum of Cartaxo

  • Museum Teixeira Lopes in Mirandela

  • Museum Diogo Gonçalves in Portimão

  • Museum Regional of Sintra

  • Museum Carlos Reis in Torres Novas

  • Museum of Guarda

  • Water Museum in Lisbon

  • Museum of Tapestry Guy Fino in Portalegre

  • Banco Espirito Santo

  • Banco Totta & Açores

  • Brisa – Auto-Estradas de Portugal

  • Caves Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia

  • Carlupi Seguros

  • Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade

  • Daval Aços – Empresa Internacional de Aços

  • Editorial Império

  • Gás de Portugal, Lisbon

  • Groupama Seguros

  • Timing Alliance, Lisbon

  • Sonae, Porto

  • Imosal, Lisbon

  • Fournier Farmacêutica Portugal S.A, Lisbon

  • Portuleiter S.A, Santarém

  • Fundação António Prates, Lisbon

  • Private Citroën Collection

  • Museum of Guarda

  • Centro Cultural de Ponta Delgada, Azores

  • Citroen collection , Lisbon

 

 

 

Portalegre Tapestries Manufacture:

 

-       Execution of two tapestries in 2004/2005