Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro finds new and unusual avenues to showcase his art. Founder of International Surrealism Now movement planning next phase of his international group art exhibit.
In concern at Times Square Ribeiro’s work it has been featured at the U.S. embassy in Lisbon; Times Square Chronicles; New York City News; Portuguese American Journal, New York Statesman; New York Telegraph; Art in New York City; The US News; Digital Meets Culture, The Guardian Witness; Pravda in Portuguese, Diario de Notícias de Madeira, Campeão das Províncias, Radio Regional Centro; i Press Journal; Portugal Global; Luso Jornal; .Luso Americano; RevistaPort; Spain’
In addition to the large personal investment some sponsorship comes from the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, Condeixa-a-Nova House Mayor and the North American MagicCraftsman Studio.
The Times Square pieces are part of the International Surrealism Now group exhibit, an ongoing project that Ribeiro began in 2010 to showcase the work of surrealist artists from all over the world. He conceived the International Surrealism Now movement in Coimbra with a major exhibit organized by Bissaya Barreto.
As Ribeiro continues planning the project’s next phase, he is testing innovative exhibition spaces such as Times Square. His ambition for Winter 2018 is to launch the largest world exhibition of contemporary Surrealism art in Europe. The initial exhibit of paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs and sculpture — with more than 100 artists from 48 countries participating — is expected to be shown at several museums, monuments and public spaces throughout Portugal.