Lemos Djata (1981) -- Fine Art
Lemos Mamadjã Hipólito Djata is one of the greatest contemporaneous African autodidact painters and sculptors. He holds a degree in Applied Foreign Languages from the University of Évora, where he had strong relationships with the people of Évora. At a young age, he began his artistic activities together with his two brothers Ismael and Issa, creating the group "Irmãos Unidos" in 2000.
Indulged passion for hyperrealist technique made Lemos become a new phenomenon in the art world, conquering a large number of the public.
When we talk about the painter, it’s a pure reminiscence reminding of his "Sorriso do Velho", "Leite de Mãe", "Saltinho", "Desamparo", "Djoma Kosan", "Vaqueira", "Biblioteca Africana" - some of his most famous artwork in contrast with his "Intercâmbio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) that was awarded in Spain for his title receiving international recognition.
Lemos is a member of Guinea Bissau Painters Association. He participated in many ateliers, taught painting and performed in countries such as Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Cap Verde, Egypt, France, Portugal and Spain.
"I feel alive when making my art. Somehow painting gave me directions. I like oil paints because of its fluidity and the facility that it provides. I like the contrast dark-light compositional technique in my paintings. As an artist i make use of every color with exception of ivory black. Human figure is what appears in most of my paintings because i feel like enhancing the concept of humanity. I take the time adequately needed to appreciate and give more detail to my paintings. Music is one of the things that inspire me. It fills the void that is within any artist."
2001: 1st “Irmãos Unidos” exhibiton entitled «Zé Carlos ka muri» in Centro Estudos Brasileiro in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).
2001: The popular fair of Resistência da Guiné-Bissau.2001: «Toca tchur di cultura» in Bissau.
2001: International Fair of Dakar (Senegal).
2002: 2nd Internacional Festival for Peace and Regional Integration in Cambadjú (Guiné-Bissau).
2002: Cultural Week tributed to José Carlos Schwartz in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).
2002: Exhibition of Guinean Paintings organized by C.C.P. in commemoration of June 10 – Portugal Day in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).
2002: Invitation to “Irmãos-Unidos” to exhibit in Youth World Employment Forum in Alexandria (Egypt).
2002: 2nd Exhibition of “Irmãos-Unidos” entitled «cultura é a nossa riqueza» in RTP África (Bissau).
2002: Lemos, Carbar and M.Djibol in C.C.P in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).
2003: Auction with Carbar, M.Djibol and Diamantino (Guinea-Bissau).
2003: C.C.P. with Carbar and M.Djibol on "Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities" (Guinea-Bissau).
2003: Saint-Louis (Senegal).
2003: 3rd exhibition of “Irmãos-Unidos” at the invitation of Instituto da Investigação e do Património Cultura no Palácio da Cultura (Cape-Verde).
2003: Lemos, Carbar and M.Djibol in C.C.P (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: On the reopen of C.C.F.B.G. (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: 1st Solo exhibition in C.C.F.B.G. in Bissau (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: Night of Ubunto, “Arte em Movimento” (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: C.C.P. on European Union Day (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: Atelier with french artist, Simon Kohn, in C.C.F.B.G. (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: Guineáspora in C.C.F.B.G. (Guinea-Bissau).
2004: Book Market of Mr. Lino (Guinea-Bissau).
2005: 4th exhibition of Irmãos-Unidos entitled “Decouvert de la Guinée Bissau” in Galerie Lafayette in Paris (France).
2005: Irmãos-Unidos in the Internacional Exhibition of Brouxier (França).
2006: Study with teacher Leonor Serpa Pinto and ESGP students in Évora (Portugal).
2006: ESGP in Évora (Portugal).
2007: 2nd Solo exhibition in Igreja de São Vicente (Évora).
2007: Fair of St. John in Évora (Portugal).
2007: European Mobility Week in Praça do Geraldo (Évora).
2007: Teatro da trindade in Lisbon (Portugal).
2008: Solo exhibition in Mercado Municipal d’Évora.
2008: Fair of St. John in Évora (Porugal).
2009: Faculty of Law of Lisbon (Portugal).
2009: Espaço Celeiros d’Évora (Portugal).
2010: Faculty of Law of Lisbon (Portugal).
2008/2009: Graduated in Applied Foreign Languages from the University of Évora.
2008: Winner of passatempo Telas/Esculturas that take place in the University of Évora, in space Trainin’Will of Trainin’Trip of CP (Portugal trains).
2005: Together with two brother (Issa and Ismael), awarded with a diploma of “Bissau best artists of the year” (Guinea-Bissau).
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