Gil Madeira reflects about light and colour in a perspective that is more related to the screen and the digital through an industrial paint- ing – automobile painting and the use of glass are able to bring painting closer to the screen. There is a search for the “ideal image” and to follow that research the materials that the artist uses come from the automobile industry and cosmetics. Since these industries aim to innovate in the field of paints and pigments and are also connected to vanity or ego – a kind of search for the ideal image also – it’s only natural that Gil takes advantage of these mediums. There is a fascination by the flat, the bright, the mirrored, the special effect.
Gil Madeira (1988, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Lives and works in Porto. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and then continued his studies at the Akademie der Bildende Kunste in Vienna. Solo Exhibitions: Pintura/ecrã, Galeria Extéril (Porto, 2020), Color Flare, Land (Porto, 2019), Luminescência, Galeria do Sol (Porto, 2019), Peak Chroma, Silo Espaço Cultural (Porto, 2018), Estúdio 4, solo exhibition, Forum Maia (Maia, 2017), Um pedaço de Viena, Galeria Extéril (Porto, 2014), La mécanique des sols, exposição EUNIC – Biennale de Dakar d’art contemporain (Senegal, 2014). Collective Exhibitions (selection): Herdámos as margens, Espaço Mira (Porto, 2020), 001CA, Art Lab 24 (Espinho, 2018), P de pintura, Biblioteca Municipal Rocha Peixoto (Póvoa do Varzim, 2018), Rundgang, Semperdepot (Vienna, 2014), Rundgang, Semperdepot (Vienna, 2013), Mnemosine, Galeria dos Leões (Porto, 2012), 15 Minutos de Fama, Galeria Extéril (Porto, 2011), Intocável, Palacio das Artes (Porto, 2010).
Kubikgallery started in 2010 as a space of dissemination for contemporary art and artistic representation featuring Portuguese and foreign artists. The gallery aims to promote the exhibition and circulation of its artists work by participating in international art fairs and by collaborating with other cultural and artistic entities. By doing so, Kubikgallery has been developing an intense and dynamic program inside and outside of Portugal, Since 2015 that the gallery works closely with Brazil which has allowed the interchange of artists and several opportunities for the enrichment of their careers.