“Pancho Guedes (Amâncio d’Alpoim Miranda Guedes) – born in Lisbon in 1925, grew up in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, and studied in South Africa, where he discovered painting and the intensity of the Mexican muralists. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg (1953), getting academic recognition by Escola de Belas-Artes do Porto (Oporto School of Fine Arts) the
following year. His architectural work mainly focuses on Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), where he developed an original style that would later be called Stiloguedes, disclosing influences ranging from the paintings of Picasso to his friend Malangatana’s, from a dreamlike Freudian universe to African sculpture, mixed with an expression characterised by a “Dadaist” disposition, fostered by his friendship with Tristan Tzara. and architect.”
–the africas of pancho guedes: the dori and amâncio guedes collection
Mercado de Santa Clara — Campo de Santa Clara, Lisboa
David Krut Projects provides insight into this artist’s work in Taxi Art Film 006 (TAF006). The film features a walk about with Guedes through one of the two rooms at his 2008 exhibition at the Iziko National Gallery.
TAF006 will be available later this year.