We discovered exemplary works by Pedro Andrade Nunes via Instagram. Upon speedy inspection it is abundantly clear that art as a talent comes naturally to London/Lisbon based Pedro. From the intensity of the colours to a variety of the paintings’ subject matter – we simply had to delve further into his world.
Hints of the abstract movement are visible in many of his pieces, yet he also adds his inimitable twist, which certainly makes the audience pay attention and wonder what he has planned next…
Who do you work with?
I am working solo for now. It takes time to find the right partnerships – I am very picky regarding who I work with. However, it does not mean I will always work alone. For now, my partnerships revolve around my head, imagination and the experiences I have had in life so far.
Describe the current art industry and scene, firstly in London? What about Lisbon? How do the two compare – similarities, differences?
Which direction do you see the art industry going, in the next 5 – 10 years? How does it compare to when you started?
The industry will keep reinventing itself. I see less intermediaries along the way, with new social platforms making the exposure of an artist easier. Having said so, it will be hard to imagine a world without galleries and a strong secondary market to go with it.
It is something close to retail where we see e-commerce binding with brick and mortar and not replacing it completely.
What are the last 3 books you read? 3 films you watched? 3 albums you streamed or podcasts downloaded? That you enjoyed.
Favourite artist? Art movement?
It is definitely the one million dollar question. It is a cliché (they exist for a reason) to say that it is impossible to define one single artist – well I guess it is true. It is the classic question of “Who do you like most – your mother or your father?”…
I have to say Matisse, Picasso, Bacon, Buffet, Modigliani (among others). I believe the beauty of art is the unlimited choices, so I find this question castrating. Same goes with the art movement. It is a moment that is dynamic in its process – so I believe I look at art as a process of eras and moments with timeless beauty.
What is your source of inspiration? Who is your source of inspiration – personally and professionally?
What motivates you to stay in this role/industry? Perhaps a better question is, what motivates you to keep painting and creating works of art?
I paint because I could not paint.