Diving Deep into Van Gogh’s Work
In Van Gogh we see bold, intense colors and very expressive work while the works of Cezanne seemed concerned with structure and Seurat with the systematic use of color dots, pointillism.
In a similar manner in my work I’m trying to learn a way to a different expression path, creating a own feeling and art expression from my personal perspective as an artist.
Recently I had an inspiring visit to Gerês National Park. Hers are few of memories from that trip.
While Walking in the Lisbon, I paint embroidered patterns overtaken images with a dream-like surreality. The play between tactile flatness, lines and circles feels to me like a 21st Century Gustav Klimt painting.
In this video, take a journey with me, walking and painting in Frankfurt. See how and what inspired my latest paintings Autumn Sunlight and Traffic Lights.
See Frankfurt through the eyes of Abel Grade, as he draws inspiration walking and painting.
See the inspirations of his latest paintings.
Getting inspired this Summer in the second most inhabited island in the Azores.
Abel Grade, has created the mood and ambiance of Ulysse beautifully in this painting now proudly at Ulysses Lisbon, the smallest of Cocktail Speakeasy Bar.
A video capturing the mood of this painting set in Ulysses the smallest of Cocktail Speakeasy Bars in Lisbon.
In March I visited London
When I was a child, I used to read books voraciously. I would read page after page and obsess over faraway lands. Only when I started painting and traveling did I realize what the travel quote “It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”.