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Bio

Diogo Pinheiro was born in Lisbon, Portugal and currently lives in Brampton, ON. He graduated from OCAD University in 2015 and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting.  His work consists of urbanscapes that are geometrically simplified and colourful through oil paint on wood panels. Diogo is inspired by artists such as Edward Hopper for his ability to create an urban environment that seems to have been frozen still in time.

Diogo’s works revolve around the idea that forms of "beauty" often go unnoticed, yet contain qualities which provide a positive basis for a better life. Beauty is conceptualised as balance and structure, shown through the simplification of geometric shapes and colour. Diogo uses urban locations as the focus for his works, such as alleyways and train stations, with the purpose of portraying areas that are often over looked or ignored due to the fast pace nature of urban environments. Placing these in a confined area such as a wood panel makes it a focus for the viewer to emerge themselves into.

Artist Statement

These works were created as a response to the speed of our culture. A negative side effect to this is that beauty is often missed or ignored. Beauty can be conceptualized as balance and structure shown through simplified geometric shapes. The subject of a train station was purposely picked to symbolize a connection between an individual’s transient experience and an impersonalized public environment – an area created with the sole purpose of having people move through and from. The works show the potential of architecture and its environment when you have colour and three dimensional and flat shapes simplified which helps to show the relationship they have with each other. The missed opportunities for aesthetic experience are then experienced through the work by having them placed in a confined area such as a wood panel.

Special Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for the support in 2020, the support they have given is very appreciated. 

For more info about OAC check out : https://www.arts.on.ca/


Contact Email: diogopinheiro.art@gmail.com

Instagram: @diogopinheiro.art
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Special Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for the support in 2020, the support they have given is very appreciated. 

For more info about OAC check out : https://www.arts.on.ca/

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diogopinheiro.art@gmail.com

www.diogopinheiroart.com

Education

2015 B.F.A - Drawing and Painting - OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

2022 "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair", Toronto, ON, CA
2022 Art Gems Charity Auction
2022 "The Artist Project Art Fair", Toronto, ON, CA
2022 "Kingsway-Lambton Art Show", Toronto, ON, CA (online)
2021 Drake Hotel Artist Residency, Toronto, ON, CA
2021 "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair", Toronto, ON, CA
2021 "Kingsway-Lambton Art Show", Toronto, ON, CA (online)
2021 - 2026 "Gladstone Hotel Artist Rooms", Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, CA 
2020 "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair" (online)
2019 "Colour and Form Society - Annual Juried Exibit", Etobicoke, ON, CA
2019 "PAINT 2019" - Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON, CA
2019 "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair", Toronto, ON, CA
2019 "VAM Exhibition -3rd Annual Juried Exhibition" - The Freedom Factory , Toronto, ON, CA
2019 "The Artist Project Art Fair", Toronto, ON, CA
2018 "The Salon of Inclusiveness" - Black Cat Art Space , Toronto, ON, CA
2018 "Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition 2018" - Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON, CA
2018 "Brampton’s 11th Annual Fine Art Juried Show" - Beaux Arts , Brampton, ON, CA
2018 "The Artist Project", Toronto, ON, CA
2017 "WHY THE @#&! DO YOU PAINT? Thick & Juicy", The Gladstone, Toronto, ON, CA
2016 "Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes" - Benz Financial Services, Mississauga, ON, CA
2016 "The Salon of Inclusiveness III" - Black Cat Art Space , Toronto, ON, CA
2016 "WHY THE @#&! DO YOU PAINT? Thick & Juicy" - The Gladstone, Toronto, ON, CA
2015 "GradEx 100", OCAD University Annual Graduate Show, Toronto, ON, CA 


SELECTED MEDIA AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021 Drake Hotel Interview "5 Questions With: Artist Diogo Pinheiro"
2020 You Made It "Diogo Pinheiro Visual Artist Interview"
2020 Designline Magazine "5 must see exhibitions that migrated online"
2019 The Artist and the Viewer, Toronto Art newspaper. December Edition
2019 Now Toronto Magazine - "20 artists to check out at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair"
2015 OCAD University Drawing & Painting Catalogue


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2021 Drake Hotel Artist Residency, Toronto, ON, CA

CLIENTS


2022 Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, CA
2022 Google Canada Art Library 


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020 Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance Grant
2019 TOAF - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - Honorable Mention Award - Painting
2019 The Freedom Factory's VAM Exhibition - 1st Place Prize 

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