Posts Tagged ‘Pedro Matos’

Amazing Art-el Gallery Pictures

April 10, 2012

We were e-mailed these incredible photographs of the gallery over the Easter weekend from JoE Clarke who is a co-resident at The College.

The e-mail simply read “Happy Easter”.

Check out more of JoE’s work at his website or check out the coming together of his new blog spot whilst you’re exploring wordpress

Art-el Gallery opening 20th January 2012

January 3, 2012

Happy new year everybody and thanks to you all for your support throughout 2011.

Our new year starts with a bang as Art-el opens it’s first gallery space and we would like to invite you all to come and join us for food and drinks on the 20th January from 6pm – 9.30pm to help us celebrate as we embark on the next leg of the Art-el journey.

We will initially be showing a selection of works currently represented on the Art-el web-site but this will soon be changing so watch this space for future events and gatherings.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 20th.


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Pedro Matos – Reality Show, 3rd June, Lisbon

May 13, 2010

Completely self-taught, Pedro Matos first picked up a paint brush at the age of 16, now at still only 20 his work work is outstanding and in great demand.  His multi-layered work on canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol paints is truly outstanding and his charcoal sketches are equally as beautiful.  To truly appreciate the skill that Pedro has nurtured through his determination and dedication his work needs to be seen in the flesh, and for those of you who find themselves in Lisbon at the start of June, have the opportunity to do just that.  Montana Shop and Gallery in Lisbon is hosting Pedro’s solo exhibiton, ‘Reality Show’ which opens on the 4th June 2010.

This solo show is not the only thing that has been keeping Pedro busy, his talent has caught the eye of designer Ralph Lauren who has invited him to to be involved in the project “Art Stars” along side artists such as Herakut, Alexone, Case, L’Atlas, Microbo, ROA, Sten & Lex, Zosen.  Each artist has been requested to decorate a star made of denim, each of which will then be showcased in a Raulph Lauren or Polo Jeans shop, and later in November for a collective exhibition in London.

Pedros work can also be found on the street, he uses a combination of paint and paste-ups of his charcoal sketches to great effect and it is this which has also found him involved in the Living Walls Conference in Atlanta in July, an event focusing street art  and its role in engaging public spaces.

All this and a print being launched soon too.

Well deserved recognition Pedro, we are extremely happy for you.

Advent Opening – 4th Dec

December 6, 2009

What a night!

It was a quiet start which did cause a little anxiety as the 2 degree gallery space is pretty well unknown and off the beaten track!

But people did find us and the gallery and the evening saw a constant flow of people.  The space was really well received as was the art work on display which, as we were showcasing some new and different artists, gave us all a very warm feeling inside.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Pedro Matos a Portuguese artist who actually made the journey to be at the opening night.  It was really good to meet him and his girlfriend and were stoked that they could be there – thanks guys.

It was a particularly bleak evening on the weather front and we would like to thank everybody for turning out and making Friday such a great night – the mulled cider and flaming brazier certainly helped.  And many people hung around despite the weather evening after we shut the doors for the night.

Here are a few snaps of the evening – the show is open until the 20th December Wed – Sun 11am to 7pm so if you couldn’t make it on Friday or even if you did but want to come and have another gander there is plenty of time to pop along.

For those of you who are unable to make please take a look at the attched pdf document (click on the word advent below) and if anything takes your fancy drop us a line at