Adão Conde

My works are predominantly handmade line work drawings. I love the simplicity of black and white imagery to allow the ideas behind each picture to step to the fore.

In some works, I first apply a fine gold leaf on specific areas, creating a thin coating of gold underneath the ink, adding a surreal twist into the work, making it fresh, relevant and unique.  

Inspired by the old masters I create my work by hand, line by line, dot by dot, engaging physically with the artworks – everything is handmade using traditional materials, limiting the use of digital mediums to the minimum.

I have studied Arts and Architecture in Lisbon, Portugal, where I create and live with my wife and two sons. I make a living from art pieces, commissions and corporate or editorial freelance work.