Luís Parreira is a self-taught figurative artist, living in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores. Graduated and working in the information technology area, from a very young age he used painting as a form of expression and self-achievement.
His artistic journey went through two distinct phases. He started by exploring portraits, in charcoal and dry pastel, always trying to obtain a representation as realistic as possible. Over time, he felt the need to transmit through the painting not only what he saw but what he felt and imagined. Today, his work deals with imaginative content with a certain level of realism, essentially women, with a penetrating look and a majestic posture, sometimes intimidating, reinvigorating the power of beauty and inner strength.
Luís is mostly influenced by feminine beauty, fashion, fantasy, cinema and unconsciously by his origins. For this reason, it is possible to find anatomical similarities between his family and the paintings, essentially in the eyes.
At the technical level, he uses the classic techniques of Renaissance oil painting to obtain the incredible effect of depth, contrast and color that characterize his works, as well as dry pastel and graphite.
2020 – “Wonderworld” – Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo
2019 – “António Dacosta” – Teatro Micaelense Ponta Delgada