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Poster_FB-01“Oriental Ventures” . Porcelain Painting Art Display – 2024.06.18

The Rui Cunha Foundation presents on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm, the opening ceremony of Porcelain Painting Art Display “Oriental Ventures”, by Rui Calado, co-organized with Casa de Portugal em Macauand a part of the official Celebrations Program for June 10th and the Month of Portugal in Macau.

The artist will showcase 50 porcelain painting artworks – rectangular, square and round objects and plates –, created over the last four years, «in a process of systematic and continuous response to stimuli that induced new achievements. It is clearly evident in the works presented that it was the fascination of the East and the notable Chinese tradition in the production of this type of artifacts that inspired the valorization, through decorative painting, of a set of white porcelain pieces with many varied shapes and sizes», according to the event proposal.

Rui Calado has a long professional career as a doctor specialized in Public Health and Epidemiology, practiced in Portugal, East Timor and Macau. It was never expected of him to venture into the arts, but «the restlessness and irresistible attraction for new challenges» would lately prove capable of such seduction. As he himself reports, «the enchantment and amazement felt, upon completion of my first artwork, was the trigger for this journey, characterized by the systematic search for new answers of increasing complexity».

The studio workshop of Casa de Portugal em Macau gave him the opportunity to practice this art, and the «insistent invitation of nature to make me face new endeavors» did the rest. He would never since let go of porcelain painting, the colorful pigments, or the magic of the muffle furnace that gives life to each new creation, as it is evident in this first solo presentation of his.

 The art pieces will only be on display until June 22nd, 2024.

 Admission is free.

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For Macau, Further and Higher!

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