Nogueira de Barros

Nogueira de Barros is a prizewinning painter form Portugal whose works have been featured in solo and group shows internationally. After seeing the work of great masters, de Barros decided to start his own artistic practice, defining his style in abstract expressionism. Working instinctively with acrylic and resin, he creates highly textured works full of gestural swirls in vibrant color palettes.

Layer by layer I’m building abstract forms highlighting the beauty found in the process itself. The aim of my work is color, texture and roughness, strongly influenced by the beauty of nature. I look shapes in the relationship between natural and man-made elements. Nature has its own way of reinventing itself and over the years of regenerating itself. It is in the encounter of these processes that my pictorial search manifests itself. I seek perfection in the imperfections, in the insignificant and neglected marks that nature creates in the chaos of the human footprint.
Work instinctively with wood, thread, textures and colors. The materials are deconstructed using methodically plastic materials – spreading, burning and dyeing. Time is invested in its realization: the works can take days, weeks or months to be created. The works evolve organically. They are constructed with layers of paint, glue, resin, paper, in three-dimensional abstract shapes that hang between object and image. Together they create a unique, visual and tactile landscape of form, depth and texture that challenges the spectator to reflect on us and the world.

School : 

Studied Art paint in, ArCo – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual – Lisbon , Portugal
Art History in, ArCo – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual – Lisbon , Portugal
Studied Art paint in Art School “ Sociedade Nacional das Belas Artes “, Lisbon, Portugal
Complementary Year of Atelier with the Painter Jaime Silva, Lisbon, Portugal

1998: Municipal Library – Seixal-Pole of Amora
1999: Real Musical – Av. De Berna – Lisbon,Portugal
2000: Cardaes Gallery – Principe Real – Lisbon, Portugal
2001: Montijo Museum – Montijo, Portugal
2001: Ler Devagar Gallery – Bairro Alto – Lisbon, POrtugal
2002: Belo Belo Gallery- Braga, Portugal
2003: Espaço D’arte Gallery – Ericeira, Portugal
2003: Mãe D’Água Museum – Lisbon, Portugal
2004: Espaço D’arte Gallery – Ericeira, Portugal
2004: Convento de S. José Gallery- Lagoa,Algarve, Portugal
2005: Gest’art Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2006: Dr. Cupertino  Miranda Foundation, OPorto, Portugal
2006: Ava galleria -Helsinki – Finland
2007: TRIBECA Gallery – Madrid – Spain
2007: Jose Lorenzo Gallery – Santiago de Compostela – Spain
2008: SINCTA Art Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2012: Convento de S. José Gallery- Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal
2017: Jvalles Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2019: Zenite Bar Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2020 : Almedina Gallery –  Coimbra, Portugal


1998. Oficina da Cultura de Almada, Portugal
1999: Santiago Gallery – Palmela, Portugal
1999: Electricity Museum  – Lisbon, Portugal
1999: A.M. Gonçalves Gallery – Corroios, Portugal
2000: GalleryCenter – Amoreiras- Lisbon, Portugal
2000: BeloBelo Gallery – Braga, Portugal
2000:  D.G.S.J. Art Gallery– Lisbon, Portugal
2001: Santiago Gallery- Palmela, Portugal
2001: Centenário da S.N.B.A.- Lisbon, Portugal
2001: Agora Gallery – New YorK – USA
2002: 10º Salão Internacional D’arts Barcelona- Spain
2002: XVIII Premio Pintura II Internacional. Lleida – Spain
2002: Certame Internacional de Arte – Lérida – Spain
2002: Galeria D’Arte “ALBA” – Ferrara – Italy
2003: Santiago Gallery – Palmela, Portugal
2003: Grande Prémio Itália 2003 – Livorno – Italy
2003: Certame de Pintura –  Jaurena Art – Spain
2003: 12º Salão Internacional D’arts Barcelona-Spain
2003: The Old Fire Station at “Woodlands,” – Chelmsford – England
2003: XIX Premio Pintura II Internacional. Lleida – Spain
2003: M.A.C. Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2003: IMARGEM – Galeria Municipal de Arte – Almada, POrtugal
2004: Gallery Center – Amoreiras -Lisbon, Portugal
2004: The Lennox Gallery –London – England
2004: Gallery 47 –London – England
2004: Sociedade Nacional das Belas Artes,  Lisbon, Portugal
2005: Indeg/Gestarte -Lisbon, Portugal
2006: Casa da Cerca – ALmada, Portugal
2006: Santiago Gallery– Palmela, Portugal
2007: Casa de GOA  Museum–Lisbon, Portugal
2008: Chiado Arte Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2009: First Gallery – Lisbon, Portugal
2015 : My Gallery – London, Portugal
2020: 4 artists – Lux Gallery , Portimão, Portugal
2020: 11 artists – ORIQ Gallery , Lisbon, Portugal
2020: Entre o Céu e a Terra, Museu de Arte Sacra, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal