Diogo Navarro de Castro (Portuguese, b.1973) is a multidisciplinary artist, best known for his interest in the pictorial potential of different materials explored through painting. His works on canvas or wood consist of an assemblage of materials in which light is in focal point. Clusters of paint explode like flashes, metal and glass reflect the external light, which become a key component of the painting.

Born in Mozambique, he studied Fine Art at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (National Society of Fine Arts) in Lisbon, Portugal. He expanded his studies in finite engraving techniques, graphic design and virtual reality, in which this media is evident in his ongoing works.

Having spent his childhood in Africa, Navarro draws inspiration from the African scenery and his travels have vastly shaped his artistic decisions. For over a decade he has participated in over 80 solo and group exhibitions in Portugal and internationally.

Navarro’s works are represented in many private and public collections, including the Embassy of Vatican in Rome, Italy; Embassy of Portugal in Kinshasa, Congo; Embassy of United States in Lisbon, National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon, as well as Palácio Nacional da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal.

In 2012 Navarro received the first prize of “Image of Russia” by the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. In 2014 he won the painting category award at the International “Vera Art Festival” in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2015 he participated at the “International Year of Light” exhibition at Palazzo Loredan, in Venice, Italy; presenting a body of work influenced by the interaction between light and glass.

Diogo lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

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