Updated: 6 days ago
Pedro was born 07-06-1989 in Funchal, but has lived over 15 years in England between London and Manchester. He returned to the bosom of Madeira in 2017 with his Brazilian wife and young child to establish a family–run specialist chocolate atelier. However, his return to Madeira has instead rekindled his interest in Sunday painting. Completely self taught, Pedro began his artistic output on the streets of Manchester by necessity. After much experimentation he now produces highly colourful contemporary abstracts using pour-method acrylic.
“I began painting as a form of healing and ultimately as a way of allowing a more genuine form of self-expression to occur. It is safe to say that art has been a companion throughout my spiritual journey. My aim with every piece is to allow the image to flow from me, creating a harmonious outcome.” – Pedro Alves.
He has recently moved away from using canvas as the base of his work, and instead relies on the smoother surface of hardboard, often of unusual dimensions, to allow his brushless manipulation of merging colours to produce an emotional, almost surrealist, universe of emerging forms that stimulate and provoke the viewer´s subconscious.