My creations are metaphorical representations alluding to philosophy, spirituality and historic events. Furthermore, I explore the importance of an integral and continuous transmutation of mind-body-soul as an essential contributor to the coexistence between the individual, society and the universe.’

Paulo Tercio was born into a devout catholic family. His foetus was gestated inside a jackfruit. When his soul entered his body he experienced his first ecstasy. In Lisbon he studied both Philosophy and the Proficiency in English at the British Council. He then moved to London where he worked at The Hempel Hotel alongside hotelier and interior designer Anouska Hempel. Afterwards he immersed into the artistic world of Vidal Sassoon where took a Diploma course graduating with First-Class Honours. In October 2011 his first group exhibition took place at The Chelsea Football Club. Early 2012 whilst studying painting at the Slade School of Fine Art he met Turner Prize nominee Goshka Macuga and fashion designer Arkadius who became one of his private collectors. In Winter 2013 Tercio won an agreement for a permanent exhibition at St Andrews Fulham church. In January 2014, in Washington DC, the painting Your Happiness Is My Happiness inspired and illustrated a talk by Fr Thomas Joseph White entitled A Guide to Happiness. Later in the year he completed his quadtych altarpiece to Antonio Francisco Lisboa entitled Aleijadinho Et Eius Proditores. In April 2015 his sixtych painting Lux Aeterna I was born shortly followed by Lux Aeterna II. In August 2016 he was invited to exhibit his painting, Is It You, Frida?, at the Menier Gallery. He continues to live in London-UK. To read a review written by Robin Coupland please click here


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