What immediately attracts mutes' painting is its Pop impact. The look is ready summoned by the explosion of smooth and primary colors emanating from their canvases, in a profusion of details and shrapnel reminiscent of the large stained glass windows of the Gothic cathedrals. Then, his '(des)cubism' Contornism gains visibility, with the overlapping of the various parts of the represented in the same plane and the spatial visualization of the image in its various angles simultaneously, on the path of the initiated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso at the beginning of the twentieth century, to be a starting point to deepen the geometry of the forms. But in Mutes this decomposition of objects in their geometric representation is torpedoed by the intrusion of other graphic elements, including human figures, animals and musical instruments, coming out of the comic book universe, in the blink of an eye to the clear line of the Franco-Belgian BD, which contrast, in its curved and two-dimensional design, with the geometral and sculptural surroundings that gives body to the multicolored stained glass that gradually invade. And as in the Gothic vidrais and in the stories to the squares, Mutes' painting presents itself as a sequential narrative, affirms itself as a denunciation or commentary on the world, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes choleric, sometimes affectionate, but always personal. A comment that is read visually, without precise order, and which turns out to be, more than the pictorial aesthetic rapture, the ultimate goal of the act of painting and creating. As if in the consciousness of being social resided all the strength of the artist as creator, printing to his painting the denunciation of the mischief and iniquities of the world, perversities that God and men did not know or did not want to avoid. As if the painting were nothing more than an instrument to trigger reactions and emotions, a catalyst of corrective action, a poetic sensory manifesto.
By: Adolfo Luxuria Canibal
CONTINUATION OF EXHIBITIONS IN 2015
Somosarte Collective Exhibition, Liceo Casino Tui, Spain.
Collective Exhibition in Maximina (IX Art Exhibition) Galicia, Spain.
Collective Exhibition at the Festival of Fine Arts (XIII ARTIS) in the city of Seia, Serra da Estrela.
Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists in the City Hall in Coimbra.
Exhibition Mutations (Des) Cubists at the Municipal Museum of Espinho.
Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists at the Costume Museum in Viana do Castelo.
Collective Exhibition SOMOSARTE Plaza de Tomiño, Pontevedra Spain.
Collective Exhibition SOMOSARTE XXIII Rosal Wine Fair, Galicia Spain.
Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists, Palácio Vila Flor in Guimarães.
Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists, Gothic Room, Town Hall, Barcelos.
Collective Exhibition 'Contrastes', Gallery of emerging Braga.
Participation of the II International Chess Open, Marquis of Pombal.
Collective Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos, 70 Artists, Casa do Sal, Castro Marim, Algarve.
Collective Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos, 70 Artists, Montreux Switzerland.
Biennial and International Exhibition of the Arches of Valdevez, D'Art-Vez.
Improvisation Exhibition Coisified at Galeria Europa América, Lisbon.
Collective Exhibition MiniaturArte at the Callaeci Bracari Cultural Space in Braga.
Collective Exhibition ART 2 at Fusca in Lisbon.
Collective Exhibition Arnaldo Macedo and Mutes ( The orgasm of apples with the colors of Mutes).
Steps of the Council of the Municipality of Ponte da Barca.
Collective exhibition (Monastery with Art) at the Monastery of Tibães in Braga.
Participation with Workshops in the Youth Colloquium of Light art, Shadow Creation in the Secondary School of Arcos de Valdevez.
Exhibition (Colors of Poetry in the Soul of Poets) Jorge Antunes Foundation, Vizela.
Participation in the Festival of Fine Arts (ARTIS) in the city of Seia.
Collective Exhibition (Put yourself in Shair) at the Gallery of Emerging dst in Braga.
Collective Exhibition (Art in Mação) in Mação, Abrantes.
Collective Exhibition (MoitaMostra) in the city of Castro Daire.
Elaboration of a Mural of 45 x 1.5 meters in the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Arcos de Valdevez.
Collective Exhibition (A COR SE FEZ PALAVRA) Casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
Collective Exhibition (IBERIAN MEETING OF FINE ARTS) city of Oropesa Spain.
Exhibition DES (Cubism Contourism) at ASMAV Guimarães.
Collective Exhibition No. 6 (Put yourself in the Shair) Gallery of Emerging dst and Teatro Circo Braga.
National Collective Exhibition, 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists at jerónimos monastery in Lisbon.
Collective Exhibition, Christmas Mysteries, Galeria Vieira Portuense, Porto.
Exhibition (Expressions of Life) COMPASS SPACE, PORT.
Exhibition (Expressions of Life) CONTAGIARTE, PORTO.
Exhibition (Recycle Reinvent Reuse) at ARTNATURE FEST in Ponte do Lima.
Exhibition (Expressions of Life) Ruarte / Mercado das Artes in Ponte do Lima.
Exhibition (Expressions of life) in the Gallery of the Holy House of Mercy of Viana do Castelo.
Collective Exhibition Arte na Leira em Caminha.
EXHIBITION DRIP/ACTION Exploration Paintings, Festival Marginal Artes, Jardim dos Centenários in Arcos de Valdevez.
Participation in the Biennial and International Exhibition of the Arches of Valdevez, D'Art-Vez.
Exhibition at Galeria Partes d ́Arte in Arcos de Valdevez.
Collective exposure by the Asmav project (RIZOMA) in Guimarães.
Exhibition 'Art in old age' with his senior students at Cenfim in Arcos de Valdevez.
Exhibition (Discontinuous rhythms) at Backstage, dance school, Braga.
Exhibition in separate Acts with the 'Colectivo HEXA' at casa das artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
Participation and exhibition in the Arts Market (CAL) in Ponte do Lima.
Collective Exhibition 'In separate acts' with Sandra Contente in the Municipal Chamber of Ponte da Barca.
Exhibition and participation in the Marginal Artes festival in Arcos de Valdevez.
Preparation of the Mural I-mUr@L 23m x 2.70 m with Luiz Morgadinho and Vitor Zapa at casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
1995 - Finishes high school at Tomaz de Figueiredo High School in Arcos de Valdevez.
2000 - Began his first works in painting.
2001 - Attended some painting workshops between Bragança and Porto.
2004 - Makes his first exhibition in the Foyer of the House of Arts of Arcos de Valdevez.
2005 - Created the Painting Collective M4K1.
- Exhibition at kunstgalerie gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.
2006 - Created the Painting Collective A Collective in the Individual.
- Exhibition at kozoArt gallery in Marghy les Compiegne, France
2007 - Created the Collective of Painting, Literature and Theater M.O.C.A
(Arcoense Culture Organized Movement)
2008 - Created the HEXA Painting Collective.
- Participation in the summer scenario of the 'short circuit' program of radical sic
2010 - Taught painting classes in 3rd age Lares and ATL(s) of the Santa casa da Misericórdia de Arcos de Valdevez.
2012 - Prepares a Mural of 23 m x 2.70 m with Luiz Morgadinho and Vitor Zapa at casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
- Honorable Mention by the Rotary Club of Bragança.
- Exhibits in the European Capital of Culture 2012, Guimarães.
2013 - Creates the pictorial language DesCubismo Contornismo
- Invited to the National Collective Exhibition, 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists in the Jerónimos Monastery at the invitation of Júlio Pereira.
2014 - Collective Exhibition SOMOSARTE XXIII Galicia Spain.
- Collective Exhibition (Iberian Meeting of Fine Arts) City of Oropesa, Spain
2015 - Somosarte XXIV Collective Exhibition, Casino Tui, Spain.
- Collective Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos, 70 Artists, Montreux Switzerland.
- Collective Exhibition SOMOSARTE Plaza de Tomiño, Pontevedra Spain.
2016 - Created the biennial exhibition Arcoz ́arte in Arcos de Valdevez.
- Exhibits at carrousel du Louvre with austrian gallery PAKS GALLERY.
- Wins the Picasso Art Prize, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.
- Collective exhibition in Maximina (IX Art Exhibition) Galicia, Spain.
- Exhibits at the Brick Lane Gallery in London.
- International ArteMap Collective Exhibition.
- Collective Exhibition at the Consulate General of Milan, Italy.
2017 - Collective Exhibition 'Mutes and Gudrun' The Merging of feelings and Colours at the Ulricehamn Museum in Sweden.
- Medal of Merit by the Arcoenses Firefighters, through the painting Soldado da Paz.
2018 - Selected by the American publisher of Dadaism Maintenant 12, appearing in this year's book.
- ArtMap International Exhibition
- Presentation of the book, Art of Mutes, where it brings together 18 years of drawings and paintings, house of the Arts of Arcos de Valdevez.
- Exhibits in a collective at The Dom Pedro Gallery in Porto, with Mário Cesariny, Cruzeiro Seixas, Malangatana among other names of Portuguese painting.
- Creation of AllStar sneakers with paintings DesCubismo Contornismo
- ArtMap International Exhibition
2019 - Collective Exhibition (Ressurection) in gothenburg, by Wagner Art Gallery, Sweden.
2020 - Participates with 3 paintings on the solo album (Surge) of Sérgio Castro, vocalist of the workers of Commerce
- Creates line of glasses for the beer brand Other Worlds Brewing in Florida in Miami.
Exhibition (Five years) at Days Are Gallery, Miguel Bombarda, Porto.
Participation with 3 paintings in the Album (Surge) by Sérgio Castro, Vocalist of Trabalhardes do Comércio.
Creation of a line of glasses for the beer brand Other Worlds Brewing in Florida, Miami.
Bienal d ́art Exhibition -VEZ 2019
Collective Exhibition (Contrary Winds) at Days Are Gallery, Miguel Bombarda, Porto.
Open Exhibition at Theatro Clube Foyer, Póvoa do Lanhoso.
Exhibition (Collective Art) at Days Are Gallery, Miguel Bombarda, Porto.
Collective Exhibition, Noc Noc Festival in Guimarães.
Collective Exhibition (Doze D ́Arte) at Days Are Gallery, Miguel Bombarda Porto.
Collective Exhibition ART WITHOUT STIGMAS, at 60 62 Art Gallery Porto.
International Collective Exhibition (Ressurection), Wagner Art Gallery in the city of Gothenburg Sweden.
Exhibition with colectivo Doze D ́Arte Fábrica arm de Prata in Lisbon.
Collective Exhibition 45 years of april 25, Estremoz Museum.
Exhibition Biennial and International Art ́In Lima in Ponte do Lima.
Collective Exhibition at Days Are Gallery, Miguel Bombarda Porto.
Christmas/Art exhibition and auction, at cooperativa cultural in Gaia.
Exhibition DiverSexCity, Geraldes da Silva Gallery, Porto.
CircoLartes Exhibition, house of Culture of Melgaço.
International Exhibition Lethes Art Ponte do Lima 2018.
Exhibition at XVI Artis - Seia Arts Festival.
Exhibition (Retrospectives) and presentation of the book - The art of Mutes, Casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
International Collective Exhibition #Primavera 2018# Galeria D. Pedro, Porto.
Individual Exhibition - Manifestations of Cubist Disorder, gallery @baag Lisbon.
Exhibition Mp2 Mutes & Patico in the gallery of the Clinic Queen Santa Isabel, Estremoz.
Collective Exhibition (The Mask) - Art and Creation Platform, Bragança.
Biennial Collective Exhibition - D ́Art - Vez, Arcos de Valdevez.
Collective exhibition 'Oit ́Arte' at Galeria Baag Lisboa.
International Exhibition Art Map Braga 2017.
Exhibition 70 ukulele 70 Artists - Arrábida Shoping Vila Nova de Gaia.
Exhibition (Dos pelos do meu Pincel) - Theatro Póvoa do Lanhoso.
International Exhibition Lethes Art 2017 in Ponte do Lima.
XXXI Exhibition opened at Póvoa do Lanhoso 2017.
Collective exhibition of painting 'Mutes and Gudrun' The Merging of feelings and Colours, Ulricehamn Museum, Sweden.
Exhibition of Painting (Contrasts), Mutes & Miguel Silva, Galeria Europa América, Saldanha Lisboa.
National Collective Exhibition, 70 Cavaquinhos, 70 Artists, Museum of Popular Art, Pombal.
Collective Exhibition 'Between land and sea' Tony Vitorino Municipal Gallery, Marinha Grande.
Exhibition 70 cavaquinhos 70 artists at Cineteatro António Lamoso in Santa Maria da Feira
Exhibition at the 1st Meeting of Law and Art, Lusophone University Porto.
Collective Exhibition (Here there is cat) at Galeria Europa América, Lisbon.
Collective Exhibition at the Consulate General of Ecuador, Milan, Italy.
Exhibition Biennial D'Art-Vez in Soajo, Arcos de Valdevez.
Exhibition (Cubisms of a brush for the Canvas) in the building of GNRation, Braga.
Exhibition 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists Noble Hall of the Municipal Theatre Baltazar, Funchal, Madeira.
EXHIBITION PORTRAINTS, Brick Lane Gallery, London.
Collective Exhibition and Curatorship ARCOZ ́ARTE, Casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez.
Collective Exhibition at the Arts Festival (Artis) XIV, Seia Serra da Estrela.
Art-MAP International Exhibition in Ponte do Lima.
Exhibition (Dances of My Hand) Lisbon City Council.
Collective Exhibition Moita Mostra (Meeting of Arts in Rural Environment), Castro Daire.
XX Open Exhibition of Fine Arts of Póvoa do Lanhoso.
Collective Exhibition Arte Nostra Damus Seia, Serra da Estrela.
Collective Exhibition 4 hands D ́arte, Center Multimeios de Espinho.
Collective Exhibition of Fine Arts, Seia Tourist Office, GEIC Organization.
Art FAIR Carrouseel Du Louvre Paris Exhibition, France.
Exhibition DES (Cubísmo Contornismo) at Galeria Vieira Portuense Porto.
National Collective Exhibition, 70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artists, Theatro Circo Braga