Luis Bivar


Luis Bivar (1965) is a Portuguese contemporary figurative and multidisciplinary artist who presently lives and works in Cascais, Portugal. 

Luis Bivar has exhibited in Lisbon (Portugal), Oslo (Norway), Asbury Park (USA), Oeiras (Portugal), Berlin (Germany) and Estoril (Portugal). He also had two major soloshows at Casa Museu Medeirose Almeida (Lisbon,Portugal) and Museum Palaciodo Egipto (Oeiras, Portugal) over the past two years. 

He has also been shown at Artfairs in New York, Brussels, London, Basel, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hong Kong and  Lisbon. His works will be found in Private and public collections in Lisbon, in addition to Champalimaud Foundation, Portuguese Aids Foundation, Banco Espirito Santo and Embassy for the Republic of Angola and Gortex, Russia, AMEX, Norway and ESKFF at Mana Contemporary, JC, USA.

Bivar makes a point of showing imperfection in his paintings, because he believes that a work in progress should be spontaneous, and that “error” should be part of any artists’ expression. He believes that new media is a permanent challenge and explores various techniques in his artwork including drawing, mixed media, and more recently, sculpting.