Luis Levy Lima

Artworks

Luis Levy LimaCaetano

acrylic on canvas

150x100 cm

2018

Luis Levy LimaNice Kriola

Acrylic on canvas

150x100 cm

2019

Luis Levy LimaLucy

Acrylic on canvas

150x100 cm

2019

Luis Levy LimaRichard Parker

Acrylic on canvas

120x80 cm

2017

Luis Levy LimaBatuka

Acrylic on canvas

150x100 cm

2020

Luis Levy LimaPride

Acrylic on canvas

150x90 cm

2020

Luis Levy LimaKriola

Acrylic on canvas

150x100 cm

2020

Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima
Luis Levy Lima

Biography

Luis Levy Lima was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1986, and grew up in a family of cape verdean artists (father, Miguel, and uncles David and Abraham). Interestingly enough, he did not want to be a painter and graduated in graphic design at Lisbon’s Faculty of Fine Arts (like his mother). Yes, he loved to draw and paint since he can remember, nevertheless he knew far too well what it meant to make a living as an artist. Also he wasn’t comfortable with the pressure of having to be a “Levy Lima” lineage artist and he avoided that idea for a long time. His paintings activities were a “well kept secret” that only his friends and relatives knew about until one day the urge to paint became stronger than anything else.
Since then Luis Levy Lima has also debuted several exhibitions at Hilton Hotel, the National Assembly of Cape Verde, Bienal de Cerveira, Palácio da Cultura Ildo Lobo, Fábrica Braço de Prata and various other galleries and institutions in Portugal and abroad. He is featured in renown museums, institutions and hotels, e.g., Museu do Oriente (Lisbon), the Embassy of Cape Verde in Portugal (Lisbon), Robinson Club Cabo Verde (Sal Island) and Pestana Tropico Hotel (Praia, Cape Verde). He also portrayed several famous figures and his works are part of the private collection of personalities such as Madonna and Luís Represas.
Despite being known as a figurative artist, Luis values emotions and stories behind each and every canvas. His subjects vary from childhood memories, to emotion-full animal realm paintings; from music and rhythm  to oral tradition; from secular culture to comic book enthusiasm. All depicted into a multitude of layers with bold and vibrant colours, strong brush strokes and unique transparencies. His ultimate purpose is to be true to himself, to make people feel and get connected with their emotions. He can focus on the hope laying on a child’s eyes, the passion of a musician whilst playing or the love of an animal protecting its kin. There is always an element, an idea or a detail that Luis highlights and where that feeling or emotion is present. Feeling is everything!
Luis lives in Lisbon and works worldwide.

 

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
– "Músicos de Cabo Verde III"- Hotel Pestana Trópico - Praia, Cabo Verde
2018
– "Músicos de Cabo Verde II" - Hotel Pestana Trópico - Praia, Cabo Verde 
– "Consulado" - Embaixada da República de Cabo Verde em Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal
– "II Gala Cabo Verde Sucesso" - Convento do Beato, Lisboa Portugal 
2017
– "Músicos de Cabo Verde I" - Hotel Pestana Trópico - Praia, Cabo Verde 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2020
– "50 Anos ACV" – Associação Caboverdeana de Lisboa – Casa do Alentejo – Lisboa, Portugal
2019
– "Elos" - Palácio da Independência - Lisboa, Portugal
– "A Diversidade que nos une" - Hotel Pestana Trópico - Praia, Cabo Verde
– "Cinco" - 66 Contemporary Art Gallery - Lagos, Portugal
– "CCCV" - Centro Cultural de Cabo Verde em Portugal - Lisboa, Portugal
– "Creole" - Restaurante Creole - Praia, Cabo Verde
2018
– "VII Quinzena da Cultura Cabo-Verdiana em Lisboa" - Associação Caboverdeana Lisboa, Portugal 
– "Art in Motion" - Fábrica Braço de Prata, Portugal
– "Exposição Coletiva da XII Cimeira da CPLP" - Hotel Hilton, Ilha do Sal, Cabo Verde 
– "O Futuro é das Crianças" - Assembleia Nacional de Cabo Verde - Praia, Cabo Verde
– "Nós Arte" - Hotel Pestana Trópico - Praia, Cabo Verde
2017
– "34º Bazar Diplomático" - Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Lisboa, Portugal
– "XIX Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira" - VIII Bienal de Jovens Criadores da CPLP - Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
– "Duas Gerações, Quatro Artistas" - Palácio da Cultura Ildo Lobo - Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde
– "VI Bienal de Culturas Lusófonas" – Centro Cultural de Odivelas/ CMO - Odivelas, Lisboa
2016
– "Ópera Chinesa" - Museu do Oriente - Alcântara, Lisboa, Portugal

MEDIA & EVENTS
2020

– “E depois da máscara?” for Observador – Painting made specially for the cover of the 5th anniversary of Observador's magazine 
– “Batuka” for Madonna – Painting made specially for Madonna and the “Madame X” album - Private collection of the queen of pop
2019
– “DIA SABE” for Robinson Club Cabo Verde – Painting made specially for Robinson Club Cabo Verde, located in Sal Island, Cape Verde
– "A Educação em Cabo Verde: Um outro olhar de Carlos Reis" - Pedro Cardoso Livraria - Book cover 
– "Dia da morna – Binter CV - Advertising campaign for the airplane company with 3 of my portraits of Morna singers on their aircrafts.
2018
– “BOA HORA” for Luís Represas – Painting made specially for Luís Represas and the “Boa Hora” album - Private collection of the singer

Website

Artist website