Sun, Moon and Earth
Exhibition dates: 2 July - 3 August 2012
alpha gallery is delighted to present Daniela Ribeiro‟s Sun, Moon and Earth.
In this particular collection, Daniela Ribeiro depicts a dreamlike vision of the
world, a mature consciousness raised from an uncontaminated point of view
reminiscent of that of a child.
Her large compositions immerse the viewer into another space, an ethereal
atmosphere. We recognize the fiery colours of the sunset and the cool tones
of the ocean, inspired by her childhood spent in Luanda. Daniela is inspired
by African visual culture, which is deeply rooted in her identity. We gladly
navigate within her world, lost in the Universe, surrounded by glittering
and glistening planets, meticulously organised into a transcendent
Her technique, complicated and physically very laborious, combines light with
density, and the movement in the mixture of the materials allows the artist to
explore new forms to depict these celestial presences.
Daniela Ribeiro was born to Portuguese parents in 1972 in Angola, where
she lived until 1993. She then moved to Portugal to study Digital Design and
Image Manipulation. Daniela continued her studies in International Relations
in Lisbon‟s University Lusiada. Since 2000 Daniela attended a painting
course in Lisbon Fine Arts Society and in 2005 she established ArtinPark, an
association aiming to support young artists. A year later she moved to Paris
to study sculpture in Pascal Rosier‟s School. After moving to London at
the end of 2010 Daniela worked on a collaborative project of ArtinPark
and Fiat Marylebone.
Solo Exhibitions: „Uniqueness of Time‟ arTbridge - Hay Hill gallery, London
(2011); „Bionic Eye‟, Fiat Marylebone, London (2010); „Uniqueness of Time‟,
ESCOM Tower, Luanda (2009); „The Observer‟, Antonio Prates Gallery,
Lisbon, Portugal (2008); „Nos, Os Mesmos‟, Galeriea Arte 12, Lisbon,
Portugal (2006); „Mulitverso II‟, Galeria Ordem dos Engenheiros, Lisbon,
Portugal (2005); „Mulitverso I‟, Beato Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (2004); „Sob
Fogo‟, Trussardi Showroom, Lisbon, Portugal (2004).
Collections: Champalimaud Collection, Espirito Santo Collection, Vasco
Pereira Coutinho Collection, Manuel Champalimaud Collection, Miguel
Champalimaud Collection, Joao Pinto Ribeiro Collection, Joao Iberico
Nogueira Collection, Sindika Dokolo Collection, Laurie Pinto Collection,
BANIF Mais Bank, Portuguese Foundation of Communications, Antonio
Prates Foundation, Franck Petitgas (Tate Modern Trustee).
Note to editors:
alpha gallery is situated in the heart of Mayfair in the famous Cork Street.
The gallery represents a group of contemporary artists, who have made a
name for themselves internationally and whose works possess something
unique in both concept and technique.
alpha gallery also has a unique collection of posthumous bronzes by the
world-renowned modern sculptor Auguste Rodin. We have over fifty
posthumous Rodin sculptures available, including some of the most iconic
works including "The Thinker", “The Walking Man” and "The Kiss".
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