Bruno Spagnol

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“I have a dream of a world of sand, where each micro particle contributes to the beauty, the balance of the grand infinity, through Unity.” 

ARTIST BIO

Bruno Spagnol was born in France in 1972. His sensitivity for arts comes from his mother, painter and arts teacher, with whom he starts his first works. He started working in France as a special needs worker and arrived in Sao Tomé and Principe in 1998 and soon chose to live there.
His first individual art exhibition of pastels was held in Sao Tomé in 2002. In 2003, his passion for working with sand emerged. Since then, sands have been the most important component in his art.

In 2004, he and his friend artist, Guilherme de Carvalho founded the gallery G&B Arte in Sao Tomé and Principe, where he works as creative designer and teaches sand painting.

In 2009, he creates his first abstract painting. Thanks to inspiration found in the messages sent to him by nature, his technique became freer and unpredictable: « The most beautiful painting are provided by nature, one just has to stop what they are doing for a moment of contemplation, and kneel down to feel them ». His new connection to Mother Nature, to the earth and the sea, as well as their symbolism, generates a dynamic in his art; the life cycle: birth, transformation, and rebirth.
Through his play with texture and composition, he allows everyone the freedom to feel their inner world, and to remind us that life is beautiful in its mystery, relation to time and matter, sensuality, duality, symbols and modernity, as well as for its elements of spirituality and dream.

EDUCATION

DUT Génie Civil - (Civil Engineering) – Cergy, France


EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Contemplaçao (Contemplation), Teia d'@rte Gallery, Sao Tomé and Principe

2009 Trace de vie (Trace of life), Restaurant Gallery fil 'o' fromage, Paris, France

2002 Sombra e Luz (Light and shade), Teia d'@rte Gallery, Sao Tomé and Principe

Group Exhibitions

2012 Cultural event, Cacao Art Space, Sao Tomé and Principe 


2008 5th International Biennal of Arts and Culture, Sao Tomé and Principe

2007 Festiphonie, FIAP Jean Monet, Paris, France

2006 4th International Biennal of Arts and Culture, Sao Tomé and Principe

2004 O olhar (Perspective), AAPLAS (Artists Association of Sao Tomé)

2004 3rd International Biennal of Arts and Culture, Sao Tomé and Principe