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Xesko Francisco Santos

Artista - iscritto il 13 feb 2009

Luogo: Loures - AO

Email - xesko4ever@gmail.com

Sito web - www.xesko.webs.com

Bio

Since very young that was dedicated to the Arts and Sports.

He began writing to the 14 Years old and painting to the 16 (Watercolour and Chinese Ink).

In that time, he had published some short stories and poems in several magazines and periodic.

His interest by the painting avenged until 1982, time in that personal problems caused to stop having started again painting in the year of 2002.

From 1982 to 1999 He was involved in several musical and theatrical projects as a technician, musician, producer and director, writing several adaptations and two original pieces.

In the secondary School, was a Founder and Publisher of the Magazine "The Bantalas" entirely dedicated to the Arts (Art Painting, Photograph, Prose and Poetry) and participated in a contest of Art Painting whose objective was the creation of a poster commemorative of the anniversary of the M. P. L. A. obtaining the 1º place.

He detached itself widely in Sports, obtaining several titles of National Champion, in Swimming (consecutively from 1970 to 1980) and Chess (1977 and 1979).

He represented is nation abroad several times, being the last time in the Olympic Games of Moscow (1980).

Noticeable Militant of the Youth of the Party (J.M.P.L.A.) abandoned the politics when he moved to Portugal in 1982.

During that time never stop painting, experiencing new techniques and ideas, being strongly influenced by the African art and by the work of Salvador Dali.

Graduated in Chemical Engineering, in the College of Sciences of Moscow (Ex. Soviet union).

Courses of: "Scientific Drawing" and "Creative Thought in the Post-Modernism", in the College of Sciences of Moscow (Ex. Soviet union).

Course of “Improvement in Painting Techniques for Oil Portraits”, promoted by the PhD Art Painter, Almaia.

Course of “Esthetic's and Theories of the Contemporary Art" and "Art Painting and Plastic intervention”, from SNBA (National Society of Fine Arts - Portugal).

Course of “Photograph and Graphic Design”, from IADE (Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing - Portugal).

Course of “Sciences of Sports” and “High Performance Training”, from FMH (Faculty of Human Motricity - Portugal).

Course of “Digital Techniques and Microprocessors”, from ISEL (Superior Institute of Engineering of Lisbon - Portugal).

Superior Course of “Internet and Electronic Commerce”, promoted through Campus ESINE (Center of Technical Business Studies - Portugal).

He has several works displayed in public places and it is represented in several private and official collections in Portugal, Russia, France, Spain, Brazil and Angola.


Solo Exhibitions:
2008 - "E Pluribus Unum" First Gallery, (Lisbon/Portugal).
2004 - "7 Shades of Gray", Café da Ponte, Docas de Alcântara, (Lisbon/Portugal).
1982 - "Butterfly Effect", Humbi-Humbi Art Gallery, (Luanda/Angola).
1981 - "Freedom", Scientific Institute of Minsk, (Minsk/Bielorussia - Ex. U.S.S.R.).
1979 - "The Power of Revolution" – Noble Room from EDIL, (Luanda/Angola).

Group Exhibitions:
2009 - ARTEXPO NY, (New York/U.S.A).
2009 - Puro Arte, (Vigo/Spain).
2008 - Xmas 2008, (Lisbon/Portugal).
2008 - "Seas, villages and other stories...", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2008 - "Alcarte", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2008 - "The Magnificent 7", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2008 - "Art Outside the Gallery", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2007 - CRP 50A, (Lisbon/Portugal).
2007 - "Alcarte", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2007 - "Remember April, commemorations of the 25 of April and 1º of May", (Alcochete/Portugal).
2007 - "1º National Exhibition of Fine Arts", (Lisbon/Portugal).
2006 - "Things about Campolide", (Lisbon/Portugal).
2005 - Military Hospital of Belém, (Lisbon/Portugal).
1978 - "A painting for the Revolution", Noble Room of the National Assembly, (Luanda/Angola).

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