Santiago Ribeiro has been creating art as a professional painter for the last 35 years. In that time, Ribeiro has achieved worldwide recognition as a surrealist painter and his works have been featured in museums and galleries across the globe.
His art is based on visions and metaphorical surrealistic images. His paintings have been described as complex compositions that illustrate the deep concerns of modern society and its individual and collective behavior.
Born in Coimbra, Santiago Ribeiro promotes surrealist art of the 21st century in all his works that have been exhibited in many cities around the world including the USA (Dallas, Los Angeles and Mississippi).Ribeiro’s fantastic works have also been seen on the streets of Manhattan adorning the giant screens of Times Square.
Ribeiro is currently organizing the 2018 International Surrealism Now Exhibition in Coimbra, Portugal. Founded in 2010 by Ribeiro, the exhibition has become the largest surrealist arts festival in the world.
This year’s event will take place November 17th to January 2019, and artists and visitors from all over will descend on Coimbra for the event.
The Portuguese surrealist painter continues to receive praise for his work. In 2017, his painting titled ‘Butterflies’ was featured at the Art Revolution Taipei festival.
Ribeiro is always expecting the unexpected and he continues to paint diligently each day.