About the Artists
"FREEDOM" Group Exhibition Artists
RODRIGO CANHÃO, PORTUGAL
Rodrigo Canhao was born and currently live in Coimbra, Portugal-EU. He started artistic work in 1983 at the ”Círculo Artes Plásticas de Coimbra” (Coimbra’s Plastic Arts Circle) and dedicate himself to various forms of artistic creation.
Rodrigo Canhao have held exhibitions in different parts of the world. He holds degree in Multimedia and Master in Contemporary Artistic Creation by the University of Aveiro-Portugal.
DAVID STRAANGE, USA
David Straange was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1992. David’s work is informed by his diverse study of sculpture, Jazz, ballet, art history, analog photography, theatre, cultural communications and anthropology.
Primarily working in painting and drawing, David’s art practice also includes artist books and music. David is the son of a Fraud Bank Analyst Mother, and a Desert Storm war veteran Father. His earliest memories include gas being 99 cents, going to Burger King to get french toast sticks, (4 pieces), being afraid of grass, and listening to his brother freestyle emcee over the radio.
SUSANA NEGRE , SPAIN
Susana Negre was born in Barcelona in 1974 and lived there until 2000 when she moved to London to study and work, what would be an experience of one year turned into 12 years, having the opportunity to work worldwide and also live in Mexico and Rio de Janeiro.
Regarding her professional career, Susana is a specialist in arts management and production of international events with an experience of more than 20 years, both in the cultural and corporate fields, working to stand out in museums such as the Tate Gallery in London.
However, she is currently focused on one of her passions, art & textile design. In London she studied Art Direction in Fashion and Photography, Fashion Styling and Art Curation at Central Saint Martin’s School, University of Arts London as well as trained in management. in Cultural, having the opportunity to run its own cultural space aimed at the exhibition and promotion of the work of emerging artists and young international designers.
In 2012 she decided to return to Barcelona, taking a sabbatical and it was there that she decided to continue doing what she enjoys and inspires, and that led her to delve into the wonderful world of weaving and textiles.
Her designs, photography and artistic pieces are conceptual pieces and she explore the essence of textures, colors, volume, and she is also inspired by different cultures. She likes to explore with materials and how they can be transformed into a space and complement each other as well as she likes to combine traditional and new techniques adding her contemporary flair.
She defines herself as a creator with a passion for design, textiles, travel and photography who experiments with materials and textures. She uses the creative processes to return all her creative ideas to a physical form.
HARRY HURLOCK, UK
Harry Hurlock (b 1992, UK) is a painter and visual artist. He completed his Undergraduate Degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Camberwell College of Arts in 2014, and has just completed his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art.
Notable solo and group exhibitions include, ‘Harry Hurlock’ at Marie Blythe Gallery (solo-show, 2017), ‘Hahahaha’ at Doomed Gallery (solo-show, 2017), and a solo show at Hutt Gallery in Nottingham in 2015. Group shows include ‘Like the green fig tree, MILK x WORKPLACE, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2017) and Da Thirst x Baltic 39: Dawn of Justice, Baltic Contemporary, Newcastle (2017), and the 195th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, 2021.