About Lu Mourelle
Lu Mourelle currently lives and works in Portugal. She baptizes her gallery in the Citadel Art District in Cascais, a space she has occupied as an artistic residence since May 2019.
Lu Mourelle’s work is the result of the emotional baggage of the artist, who since childhood alternates residence between Brazil and Europe. From an early age, she is used to integrate plural and diverse societies. From the studies of painting and all this experience of life, in such unique societies, Lu Mourelle absorbs the cultural multiplicity of peoples and ways of expressing themselves, socially and artistically.
The artist is the author of artworks that today integrate private and public collections in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, China and Japan.
Graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Campinas (São Paulo), Bachelor in Social Communication - Publicity and Advertising at Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso (Rio de Janeiro), with an MBA in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro).
She dedicated herself to the world of fashion before fully embracing the Fine Arts in early 2000’s. In addition to graduating in Fine Arts in her youth, she took courses in drawing, morphology and abstract painting at École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris; attended drawing and plein air classes at Atelier 115 and also at the Académie du Viaduc des Arts, where she also studied other specific subjects, such as Art History and Printmaking.
I feature artworks with female characters in a constant interaction between the figurative, the principle of duality and the concept of beauty. My work’s focus is based on deconstruction, with essential lines and forms and presenting different personalities, also marked by strong and expressive colours.
Without relying on realism, I usually combine traits and to create convincing female human figures and able to be read by the public in interpretive and subliminal ways.
The viewer still can realize different types of feminine beauty proposed. I intend to highlight the multiple personalities that make up the female universe and want to stimulate the understanding of exotic and atypical but contemporary beauties. Female figures are depicted where the concept of “beautiful” will not always conform to the general standards of perfection disseminated by public opinion. Still, the goal is to delight the public with captivating representations.
I feel more comfortable painting by stimulating the audience's power of interpretation, attracted by enigmatic, proportional or asymmetrical features and looks, but which should mark the viewer's experience in the face of disturbing or curious characters, sometimes of an ambiguous nature.
• “Fragmented fads”, Citadel Art District, Portugal (individual), 2020;
• 6th. Salon d’art contemporain Paris 2020, France, 2020;
• “Marusan”, Joh Mabe Espaço Arte Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (collective), 2019;
• “Lights”, Lu Mourelle Art Gallery, Portugal (collective), 2019;
• 12th. Florence Biennial, as a guest artist, Italy, 2019;
• International Salon of Contemporary Art Mulhouse, France, 2019;
• XVIII International Links of the Lusíada Community, Lisbon, Portugal (collective), 2019;
• ARTe Wiesbaden, Germany, 2019;
• "Madames on tour", Lu Mourelle Art Gallery, Portugal (individual), 2019;
• International Salon of Contemporary Art Lyon, France, 2019;
• "Lu Mourelle" - Galeria Pintor Samora Barros, Albufeira, Portugal (individual), 2019;
• Salon International d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2019;
• ARTe 2019 Sindelfingen, Stuttgart, Germany, 2019;
• Toulouse - Salon International d’Art Contemporain, France, 2019;
• 5th. Salon International d’Art Contemporain, France, 2019;
• “MABE Collection” - Joh Mabe Espaço Arte Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (collective), 2018;
• Visual arts collective - Porto Art Gallery - Porto, Portugal (collective);
• “Pares" - Banco do Uruguay, São Paulo, Brazil (individual), 2018;
• "Encontros" - Joh Mabe Espaço Arte Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (collective), 2018;
• "Cores de SP" - Anjos Art Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (collective), 2018;
• “Secrets that São Paulo hides”, Banco do Uruguay, São Paulo (collective), 2018.
• “Art & Fashion" - Radisson Red, Campinas, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• "Gratidão" - Fnac Campinas, Campinas, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• “Gratidão” - Fnac São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• “Faces and Shadows” - São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• “Faces and Shadows” - Sesc Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• “La danse” - Sesc Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (individual), 2017;
• “Separate themes” - Galeria Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (collective), 2016;
• “Habitude” - Le 101, Bordeaux, France (collective), 2016;
• “Les Waiters Savent” - Galerie Stades, Lyon, France (collective), 2016;
• “La motte” - Chassagnac Atelier d’Événements, Lyon, France (collective), 2015;
• “L’art des rois” - La Galerie Peltriaux, Reims, France (collective), 2015;
• “Shadows” - Galerie Jiří Ŝvestka, Prague, Czech Republic (collective), 2015;
• "Plus!" - Galerie Anna-Tschop, Marseille, France (collective), 2014;
• “November” - Volkshochschule Urania, Vienna, Austria (collective), 2014;
• “Ces’t printemps!” - Galerie du Pharos, Saint-Rémi Provence, France (collective), 2014.