Luís Bívar is a Portuguese contemporary figurative artist who presently lives and works in Lisbon. He was an Art Director and won the first edition of the European Design Modulex Award, while painting and exhibiting his work.
His long-term pursuit on colour and comic strips had led him to establish himself successfully in Portugal as well as in Northern Europe. Greatly influenced by the Pop Art movement, his work reflects stereotyping in a unique manner that characterizes him well. Bivar also worked in several projects with artists Vitor Pires Vieira and Nikias Skapinakis, both of which were responsible for his presence in the contemporary art world.
Bivar makes a point of showing imperfection in his paintings for he believes that a work in progress should be spontaneous and that “error” is part of any artists’ expression. He believes that new media is a permanent challenge and explores various techniques in his artwork drawing, mixed media and more recently, sculpting.
Private and public collections in Lisbon include: Champalimaud Foundation, Portuguese Aids Foundation, Banco Espirito Santo and Embassy for the Republic of Angola; also in Gortex Russia and AMEX Norway. Bivar is currently working on his latest collection “Face It”.