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Zalo Kappa

Madrid, Spain

About Zalo Kappa

Madrid, Spain

Madrid based artist Nuno Paixão was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1985.
After completing his degree in Fine Arts – Painting, and starting to exhibit in 2008, Nuno departure to Leipzig, Germany to pursue further specialization in painting history and techniques, with great interest in the "european masters". Returned to Lisbon to complete a Master´s degree in Painting in 2017.
Now living and working in Madrid, Nuno´s work explores the space between abstraction and figurative, between history and the quotidian reality to create an excuse to paint and let the material transform into matter.

In an age of technological innovation, when the competitive flux of production
has taken the place of the physical expression of one's inner universe and imaginary,
and after it's obituary has been declared innumerous times over the last 150 years,
painting presents itself as an act of resistance. A melancholic resistance that mirrors
several times and spaces, between past and present, yet mostly, the extent of an utopian
time and space: the inner time and space of its author.
What room is there in the world for mystery? What language is there for a logic
and wisdom that is not binary? Can we go beyond the argument? What other
relationship can you have with the world besides dominance? Listening to the truth of
being is the silent response to a being's calling. This silent response is found in painting.

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Other works by Zalo Kappa

Selected Exhibitions

  • En Loop
    Madrid, Spain, 2019
  • City Council Gallery
    Lisbon, Spain, 2018
  • Fine Arts Gallery
    Lisbon, Portugal, 2017
  • PT Foundation
    Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
  • HGB
    Leipzig, Germany, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • ​Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2019​, vol. 1 of 3,p.17, Saatchi Art Santa Monica, California
    April, 2019
  • ​ma painting​, catalog, Fine Art Academy, Lisbon
    September, 2017


  • University of Lisbon, Master of Fine Arts - Painting
    Lisbon, Portugal,2017 
  • HGB Leipzig, Invited Student
    Leipzig, Germany,2014 
  • University of Lisbon, Fine Arts degree - Painting
    Lisbon, Portugal,2010 

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