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Mário Pires Cordeiro (lives and works in London) began his studies in Set Design at the College of Theatre and Cinema Lisbon in Portugal. He received his BA (Hons) in Fine Arts (Painting) at Faculty of Fine Art, University of Lisbon.

He moved to the United Kingdom in 2003, to do a residency at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, under the EU Erasmus and Leonardo scholarship program. He was later awarded an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, sponsored by Gulbenkian Foundation. He has been exhibiting in United Kingd, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Emirates Arab United and his work is part of both private and public collections in Portugal, Spain and Belgium.

‘My perspective is based on excitement and challenges in bringing together distinctive colour approaches.

This is certainly political and conceptual, and also a bit ironic when referencing, for example, large-scale corporations that deliver colours to the designer for a mid-season jumper or a car prototype two years in advance. Every brand wants to anticipate consumer’s demands – incorrectly predicting the season’s colour can be a real tragedy for everyone associated with that particular product. But what I am more specifically interested in is understanding what happens when someone interacts with their environment through colour. How do we understand our relationship with colour and our day-to-day surroundings?’