Gulnar Sacoor in The cat ate your tongue radio show
The cat ate your tongue (pt. O Gato comeu-te a língua) is a multi-platform portuguese radio show, a partnership between Produções D. Mona and Rádio Movimento, with the aim of creating a platform for discussion around Art.
On the 19th of November, the program focused on the theme of Visual Arts, having as guest the painter Gulnar Sacoor. Gulnar was born in Mozambique in 1947 and moved to Portugal in 1974. He began to paint as a self-taught artist, having since graduated in painting, drawing and Art History at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Faculdade de Belas Artes da UL , CCB, Atelier Dra. Rosa Fazenda, Dojo Zen Lisboa, among others.
Gulnar Sacoor stands out for her strong multicultural background that encompasses Western, African and Indian cultures. She is a member of the National Society of Fine Arts and her career has included numerous individual and group exhibitions, with emphasis on the exhibitions “Colecção Diálogos” (2016) at the Directorate-General for the Administration of Justice, at the Emirates Mall-Ductac and at Time Square Mall in Dubai, “Obra Vária – A journey 2000 – 2016” at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon, “In the name of the Child” (2008) at the Académie Européenne des Arts or “Linescapes” (2006) at the Palacio Sotto Mayor”. She was exhibited in numerous galleries, exhibition centers and fairs, namely Trindade Art Gallery, Matos Ferreira Gallery, International Art Fair “DoisMil e Siete”, Open Gallery at Junta Freguesia S. João do Estoril, FIGARCO – International Art Fair Contemporary of Fig. Foz, Galeria A. Lima in Coimbra, Centro Cultural Malaposta, among others. The artist is also represented in public collections in Portugal and abroad, namely in the Presidency of the Republic, Presidency of Mozambique, Ministry of Culture, Lisbon City Council, Metropolitano de Lisboa and in private collections in Portugal, USA, France, Canada, United Kingdom and S. Tomé and Príncipe. Her work currently focuses on the use of acrylic paint, mixed media and collages, having been interpreted as a fusion between Modrian and Rothko, highlighting the myriad of colors and realistic imagery of minimalist shapes and infinite landscapes, between the and spirituality.