Tiago Lisboa was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1980 and moved to the UK in 2002 to study an Art Foundation Course at Brighton College. He followed this with a BA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art. Tiago's work has appeared in the Channel 4 documentary Saatchi's Best of British and in a number of group shows including Down to the Bone (Onca Gallery) and 100 Artists for World AIDS Day. Tiago lives and works in Brighton.
“This body of work acts as a playground for disparate, sometimes clashing elements, to enact a resolution that straddles diplomatic and confrontational. Elements co-exist despite their formal opposition; gestural marks sit against hard edged forms and the depiction of physical objects only goes as far as description begins. These paintings start out as ‘speculative’ and turn into ‘accumulative’, like a hoarding process. Poly-stylistic and non-linear, the paintings propose an oblique movement, playful and never static.”