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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Didier Lourenco











"When I look around me, I get the feeling that I would like to live life at a slower pace, have time to take in everything that surrounds us: light, color, fragrance, landscapes, thought, the cat, the moon, the dog, the woman, the bar, the taste, the child, the sea.

The thought of collecting these small moments is what motivates me to go to the studio every day and try to stop time on canvas.  I think that we live life at a very fast pace and I hope to stop time, if only for a brief moment."











"Didier Lourenco was born in Premia de Mar, near Barcelona, Spain in 1968.  He began working in his father’s print studio learning the art of lithography in 1987.  During this time he also began to paint on paper and canvas and developed strong friendships with many artists who came to print in his father’s studio.  In 1988 he had his first solo exhibition and printed his first lithographic edition.

In 1991 Didier won second prize at the XXXIII Premio de Pintura Joven de la Sala Pares de Barcelona.  He continued to participate in group shows in Barcelona and Valencia, with original works on canvas and paper.  He also did graphic works.

In 1992 Didier won the “Premios Talentos” of the XXXIV Premio de Pintura Joven de la Sala Pares de Barcelona.  He had his first solo show at the Galeria Art Dama (Calafell).  He also participated in various group shows: 7 Nuevas Realidades in the Sala Vayreda in Barcelona, Salon de Mar at the Galeria Blaudemar, and XV de XX at the Galeria Art Dama.

Didier continued to do solo and group exhibitions and traveled to Sweden in 1997 after being invited to attend the Simposio Internacional de Litografia in Tidaholm.

Didier is known for his lithographs, oil paintings, and sculpture and showed his work at ArtExpo New York in 2001 which lead to his first solo exhibition in the United States.  He continues to work from his studio in Premia de Mar."



Awards
 1997 – Invited artist, International Lithography Symposium, Sweden
1992 – Premios Talentos award of the XXXIV Premio de Pintura Joven de la Sala Pares de Barcelona.
1991 – Second Prize at the XXXIII Premio de Pintura Joven de la Sala Pares de Barcelona



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