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LAPO

A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens – second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter - Reynolds Price

Lapo is a contemporary storyteller with a background in Art Direction and Illustration. Focusing on characters and characterization, the multi-disciplinary artist likes to use drawing, painting and animation to interpret experiences and the sociology of culture concerning the ways of thinking, the ways of acting and the material objects that together shape people's way of life.

Strongly influenced by traditional storytelling, the surrealist idea of automatic drawing and particularly the work of artist Paula Rego and Hariton Pushwagner. Lapo has also been awarded ADC Young Guns 9 from the Art Directors Club NY. Born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro to Portuguese parents , currently lives and works in Lisbon.