Oliveira Tavares was born in Lisbon in 1961. He lived and worked in Brussels and Paris. Currently resides in Ericeira, Portugal. Printmaking Workshop with Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos - Casa das Artes - Tavira. Member of the National Society of Fine Arts. When we consider one of his works, our attention focuses on the characters from older images, from Velasquez to Vermeer. But a second look reveals they are often transformed, transfigured, stick. Then our eyes went even further and shows up as an abstract, geometric or gestural. From now on, the color is evident, with its particular pulses. It is therefore a historical painting, but a painting of remembrance. A memory deeply rooted in the present, in the new possibilities of expression.