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JACQUELINE DE MONTAIGNE is a Portuguese painter and muralist whose dramatic, nature infused figurative art can be found in international galleries and the prominent international street art scene where her unique and exclusive use of classical gilding techniques in an urban context, has become her signature.

 

​De Montaigne is a self-taught artist with an academic background in medical ethics and health sciences, who only decided to pursue her art career in 2018. During this short time, Jacqueline has participated in various international artist residencies and Biennales and her work is represented in both private and public international collections with over 120 private and public large scale murals in her portfolio as well as consecutive sellout solo shows. 

Jacquelines public art has been ranked 35 in the worlds top 100 murals by Street art Cities in January 2023, with her mural The Language of Flowers situated in Lisbon's Largo Hintze Ribeiro, this is also the first time a Portuguese woman has been listed in the worlds top 100.

 

Jacquelines work has a strong emphasis on storytelling through symbology where the cultural heritage of her artworks dynamic global locations are extensively explored as well as bringing awareness to local social issues and challenges. 
Nature also has a strong presence throughout the artist's work, bringing an ethereal calm where the chosen fauna and flora each have site specific symbolic or historic representation with Floriography (the language of flowers) delicately intertwined.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Watercolour is the artist's preferred medium which she fell in love with as a child, originally wanting to pursue scientific illustration.                          

Regardless of the surface she is working on, she manipulate her materials to create the effects and fluidity of watercolours - whilst encompassing and illuminating her subjects with precious metals whether a small scientific grade watercolour, a large canvas or a 400m/2 public street art mural on a weathered concrete wall. Her watercolour style of painting also leaves a reduced ecological footprint as the water based paint and pigment is diluted and layered the same way as watercolours are.

 

Jacqueline currently lives in Cascais, Portugal, where she maintains a full time studio practice.

GALLERIES 

 

Jacqueline de Montaigne's work is currently on show or available through:

PORTUGAL 

Because art matters, Lisbon - Portugal

SPAIN

g . gallery Barcelona - Spain

UNITED KINGDOM

Ben Oakley Gallery, London - UK

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

MoacBiss, 2023, Bissau - Guinea Bissau, West Africa

Redbridge, 2023 - 2024, San Francisco & Lisbon, United States & Portugal

São Tomé e Príncipe Biennale, June 2024, São Tomé e Príncipe, West Africa

MURALS / PASTE - UPs 2024

Jacqueline will be creating murals/art installations independently commissioned or as part of a festival in the following countries in 2024

Europe

Portugal - Lisbon, Marvila, Carcavelos, São Brás de Alportel, 

Germany - Goch & Stuttgart

West Africa

São Tomé e Príncipe 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

Love, Love, Love, Bermondsey gallery, February, London - UK

Collective show, Millerntor gallery, May 2024, Hamburg - Germany

Collective show, Arte Box Institute, May, Washington DC - USA

Collective show, Arte Box, May, São Paulo - Brazil

Collective show, G. Gallery, July 2024, Barcelona - Spain

Music on the wall, Galleria Rosso 20 Sette, November 2024, Rome - Italy    

Because Art Matters, November, Lisbon - Portugal

SOLO SHOWS

Darwin's Paradox, Because Art Matters, 8 Marvila, May 31st 2024, Lisbon - Portugal

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