With a career spanning more than 30-years, native Porto artist Gerardo Burmester has become one of Portugal’s most significant contemporary artists. Burmesters most recent works are featured in a new exhibition 2011 Alguns Trabalhos Revisitados (”Some Works Revisited”). Galeria Fernando Santos hosts the exhibition running from 21 January to 3 March 2012.
Born in Porto in 1953, Burmester attended the Porto College of Fine Arts in 1973-74. After a few post college years in Paris, Burmester returned to Porto where he began developing his artistic expression. This early style associated pictorial references of neo-romanticism and critical irony to themes pertaining to social events in Portugal and around the world at the time.
In the 1980s, Burmester was a member of Grupo Puzzle. in 1982, with Albuquerque Mendes, founded the Espaço Lusitano in Porto, an exhibition space for young Portuguese artists.
It was also in the 80s that Burmester gained recognition as a key figure in the emerging Portuguese contemporary art scene. According to art curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez, “Gerardo Burmester was one of the auteurs who most decisively contributed to the renewal of the national art scene in the eighties.”
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