Artist member since 2019
Emerging artist Diogo Pinheiro was born in Lisbon, Portugal and currently lives in Brampton, ON. He graduated from OCAD University in 2015 and received a BFA in Drawing and Painting. He explores ideas of beauty that offer qualities that help his life. His work consists of urbanscapes that are geometrically simplified and colourful through oil paint on wood panels. Diogo is inspired by artists such as Edward Hopper and Charles Sheeler for their ability to create an urban environment that seems to have been frozen still in time.
Diogo’s works revolve around the idea that forms of "beauty" often go unnoticed, yet contain qualities which provide a positive basis for a better life. Beauty is conceptualised as balance and structure, shown through the simplification of geometric shapes and colour. Diogo uses urban locations as the focus for his works, such as alleyways and train stations, with the purpose of portraying areas that are often over looked or ignored due to the fast pace nature of urban environments. Placing these in a confined area such as a wood panel makes it a focus for the viewer to emerge themselves into.
Best season of the year in Toronto
Summer but I am biased because I love hot weather.
Beverage of choice
coffee, may have an addiction to it but it's necessary as an artist.
Coffees per day and from where
Make it myself but don't consider myself as a coffee connoisseur, nor do I care what it tastes like as long as its black and doesnt taste like boxed raisins. I drink about 3 to 8 cups lol.
The Poet by Michael Connelly
Describe your home in 3 words
Clean - organized - chaos
Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?
To hide holes on the walls.