Emanuel de Sousa
"Explores the limits of paint, drawing and brushwork, in a constant negotiation between composition, subject and technique "
Emanuel de Sousa, born in Madeira Island, Portugal, is a contemporary artist based in London, UK. The artist focuses his activity mainly in Painting and drawing of the human figure. Enrolled in Fine Arts at the university of Porto, Portugal in 1998. Through his acrylic and charcoal paintings, Emanuel de Sousa sets himself upon a constant search for a possible truth; he describes it as a study and representation of characters defined by their personalities and dispositions.
This self-imposed expectation drives the artist through intense periods of assignment where he explores the limits of paint, drawing and brushwork, in a constant negotiation between composition, subject and technique. Both the process and end result are meant to be intense in resolve and attitude, dealt with honesty and frontality, transporting the observer into the centre of the narrative; thus the artist proposes a candid and introspective voyage into the realm of the self.