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Print (MA)

Nuno Gil

Nuno Gil was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1983. He completed his BA in Painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon in 2008. In 2012 he had his first solo exhibition Cloudy in Modulo Gallery, Lisbon. Since then, his work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Italy and the UK. In 2016 he had his first international solo exhibition The Practical Guide to Trees, in Madrid at Espacio Valverde Gallery. 

In 2014 he was selected for the book 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson. His work is represented in several public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, The United Kingdom, The United States and Mexico. 

In 2018 he was awarded a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to attend the Print MA at the Royal College of Art. 

Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Print (MA)

Inspired mostly by the botanical universe my work emerges from a system of meticulously crafted shapes. On the limit between figuration and abstraction, my compositions result from the accumulation of thousands of unique pieces. The excessive and repetitive labour put into each cut out, is replicated by the use of materials and techniques, commonly associated with Crafts. Large surfaces of painted papers or embossed leathers are filled with endless patterns following an all over logic. These are the starting point of a destruction and reconfiguration process that creates an alphabet of shapes in constant evolution.

Medium:

Acrylic, Indian ink and graphite on paper, embossed leathers, all mounted on canvas. 2021

Size:

198x140 cm

Medium:

Acrylic, Indian ink, graphite and embossed leathers on Fabriano 640gsm paper. 2021

Size:

105×75 cm
Untitled - installation view. Drawing Room Lisbon 2020.

Medium:

Acrylic, Indian ink, graphite, embossed leather and staples on Fabriano 640gsm paper. 2020

Size:

105×75 cm
Blue, Brown and Blue - detail.
Blue, Brown and Blue - installation view. Against the Grain, Southwark Park Gallery, London.

Medium:

Acrylic, Indian ink, graphite, embossed papers, embossed leathers and staples on paper and canvas mounted on wood. 2020

Size:

304x168 cm (a total of 10 panels of 76x56 cm each)

Medium:

Acrylic, Indian ink, graphite, embossed paper and staples on Fabriano 300gsm paper. 2019

Size:

76x56 cm

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation