Solaris 1 - Pintura de amamede



Mixed media on canvas

Solaris 1 - 75x150 

Solaris 2 - 40x60 


In this canvas a star shines, floating in a celestial landscape of serene colours. The artist seeks to suggest, under an apparent quietness, the complex meanderings of the human soul (abysses even more disturbing than the depths of Solaris).

An ornate texture fills the canvas, breaking the dynamic equilibrium of the dominant circular shapes and creating a line of force which interrupts and balances the composition. The work depicts a distant memory of places interwoven with myth, evoking sublime moments of fascination - Solaris.  


Nas telas desta série solaris um astro brilha e flutua numa paisagem sideral de sereno colorido. O autor pretende sugerir, sob uma aparente quietude, os complexos meandros da alma humana (abismos ainda mais perturbadores que as profundezas de Solaris).

Uma textura embutida atravessa a tela e rompe os equiliíbrios dinâmico das circulares dominantes criando uma linha de força que interrompe e equilibra a composição. Pinta-se a memória longínqua de lugares sempre cruzados de mito, evocando momentos sublimes de fascínio - Solaris.  


This canvas is contained in the catalogue of the Albuquerque e Lima Gallery, where it is available for purchase.

As  telas da série solaris podem ser adquiridas na Galeria da Albuquerque e Lima.


amamede (António José Mamede de Albuquerque) was born in Cape Verde in 1943. Formerly of dual nationality, in 1974 he chose Portuguese nationality. A teacher in higher education with a PhD in Medicine, he has been devoted to Painting since 1975.

His work was exhibited for the first time at the “Exposição Artistas de Coimbra” [Coimbra Artists Exhibition] organised in 1988 by the XI Congresso Nacional de Ortopedia [XI National Orthopedics Congress]. An associate of the Movimento Artístico de Coimbra [Coimbra Artistic Movement] from 1988, in 1994 he began collaborating in the teaching of Artistic Anatomy to students of ARCA-ETAC. He was Associate Professor at the Coimbra University College of Arts, where he taught Theoretical Anatomy (1st and 2nd year of the various licentiate’s degrees) until 2008.

He is represented in a number of private collections, mainly belonging to collectors in the Portuguese and Brazilian university environment.

 in Myths of Art - an anthology of contemporary Portuguese painters - Chiado Editora 2009


    Solaris 1 - 150x75


       Solaris 2 - 60x40