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Fabio Almeida was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1968 

and settled in the UK in the early 1900’s where he studied 

painting at the City Lit Institute and Communication Art & Design 

at the Royal College of Arts in London.

His recent work draws on the legacy of the modernist movement 

so prevalent  in his native South America during the immediate 

post war period, the aesthetics and vision of architects and designers 

such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Roberto Burble Marx to name a few.

Form the building blocks of Almeida’s visual language his work is laced 

with a layer of realism and current préoccupations of present 

day, especially  those related to life in large urban areas.


Almeida’s large scale abstract collages, created using hand 

painted papers, varnish and markers offer playful compositions 

referencing design and architecture, but the materiality and texture 

of the surfaces remind us of more mundane aspects of urban life: rough walls, pavements, digital glitches, even pollution.



It is in the tension between the pleasing aesthetics of the compositions 

and the physicality of the layered surfaces that Almeida’s paintings come to life.

Laurent Delaye Gallery


A Maison Gabriel Paris collaboration

On view 26 rue du Mont Thabor, Paris 1er

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