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Ricardo Passaporte

Born 1987  in Lisbon

My work is deeply engaged with the history of Pop, underscoring the evolving relationship between art and commerce, sometimes appropriating logos and experimenting with enlarging or scrambling details until they reach various levels of abstraction,” says Ricardo. When quizzed about the appeal of Lidl, he cites Orlando’s dog food and the supermarket’s aesthetic attributes. “It’s just a perfect logo, it was love at first sight,” he explains. “My ideas are quite simple, normally contemporary scenes of everyday life such as shopping, watering plants, playing golf, smoking and drinking with some friends.” Tesco and occasionally Ikea also creep into Ricardo’s work.

The medium Ricardo uses to create his odes to everyday life varies from paint depending on his mood. “If I feel more free of movement or if I need more time and focus on each movement, I use spray paint, acrylic, charcoal and felt pens,” he says. “I use bright colour combinations – mostly primary colours, which reminds me of the capitalistic and marketable aesthetic.”


Solo exhibitions

2020If dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go, L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2018Exciting love, Ruttkowski68, Paris, France

It was a very good day, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy

2017Every little helps, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy

Employee of the month, Ruttkowski68, Cologne, Germany

2016Being there done that, Ultrastudio, Pescara, Italy

When quality is cheaper, Galeria Alegria, Madrid, Spain

Group exhibitions

2021                                    Rarity Summer Contemporary Exhibtion , Rarity Gallery , Mykonos , Greece

2020Art Busan online, Galeria Duarte Sequeira, Busan, South Korea

I hold the wheel to let it go, Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Kitzbühel, Austria

Deflatable aesthetic, Hawaii-Lisbon at Balcony Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2019Unlearn, relearn… repeat, TWFineart, Brisbane, Australia

2018B.T.S (Back to school), Travessa da Ermida, Lisbon, Portugal

Mixed pickles 4, Michael Horbach Foundation, Cologne, Germany

Grand opening, Ruttkowski68, Paris, France

Arte de furtar, Pavilhão 31, Hospital Júlio de Matos, Lisbon, Portugal

Lichtstraße group show, Ruttkowski68, Cologne, Germany

Bech Risvig collection, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, Videbæk, Denmark

2017Selected works from The Bech Risvig collection, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

Out of office, Hawaii-Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

2016Né un 2 juillet, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France

Quanto tempo falta?, Câmara Municipal do Porto, Oporto, Portugal

Aujourd’hui je dis oui, Galeria Boavista, Lisbon, Portugal

20151/81, Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Coa, Portugal











Acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

160h x 200w cm

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Columbian bird

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas


190h x 150w cm

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