Born in 1994, Filipa Queiroga Valentim grew up in Lisbon, Portugal, daughter to an economist mother and a celebrated TV director. Her art education includes her attendance of the renowned Artistic School António Arroio in Lisbon, as well as a visual arts (painting) course at Ar.Co. Her education has also been supplemented by a bachelors in Politics and a masters in Management. Currently living and working in London, her art continues to speak to the urban environment of her childhood. Her paintings are powered by the sounds of Brazilian Jazz, and act as a testimony to the poetry of Eugénio de Andrade, Vinicius de Moraes, and to the warm, bright light of Lisbon.
Queiroga Valentim's recent work is vibrant and synthetic, usually concerning human figures in bold poses, with penetrating expressions often directly confronting the viewer. Filipa's art fits with her generation's trend to turn back to figurative painting. Her main artistic influences are visibly European modern and post-impressionist art, particularly the work of Henri Matisse, Cuno Amiet, Marc Chagall, and the Portuguese Amadeo de Souza Cardoso.
Art School António Arroio (Lisbon, Portugal) Class of 2011
Ar.Co Visual Arts - Painting course (Lisbon, Portugal) 2019