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Diogo Pinheiro

Artist member since 2019
Brampton, Ontario

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 for his 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.


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Summer because I love hot weather.

Beverage of choice

coffee without a doubt!

Coffees per day and from where

Way too many!

Favourite book

The Poet by Michael Connelly

Describe your home in 3 words

Clean - organized - chaos

What artists do you admire right now?

Euan Uglow, Edward Hopper

Select Past Exhibitions
2022

toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2022

toronto
Art Gems 2022

2022

Toronto
Artist Project 2022

2022

Toronto
Kingsway-Lambton Art Charity Show (Online)

2021

Toronto - Stackt Market
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2021

Toronto - Online
Toronto Online Art Fair

Gladstone Hotel - Toronto
Gladstone Hotel Artist Rooms

2020

Toronto - Online
Toronto Online Art Fair

2020

Toronto
Artist Project

2019

Toronto
The Artist Project

2019

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

The Freedom Factory Gallery - Toronto
VAM Exhibition -3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Accolades
2020

Ontario Arts Council
Exhibiting Grant Award

2019

TOAF - Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Honorable Mention - Painting

2019

The Freedom Factory's VAM Exhibition -3rd Annual Juried Exhibition
1st Place Winner

Press
2021

Drake Hotel Blog Interview
5 Questions With: Artist Diogo Pinheiro

2020

You Made It
Diogo Pinheiro Visual Artist Interview

2020

Designline Magazine
5 must see exhibitions that migrated online

2019

Now Toronto Magazine
20 artists to check out at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

Residencies
2021

Drake Hotel, Toronto
Artist Residency

Education
2015

OCAD
Fine Arts Degree - Drawing and Painting

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