An exhibition of Swedish-born Daniel Hasselmyr’s watercolour paintings is opening at Moldopoli, Lagos, on November 16, between 5.30pm and 8pm.
This is a unique opportunity to see his personal impressions of the Algarve that he experienced in the late 1970s. Having spent his early childhood in Venezuela, he felt he had travelled back in time to a place where time seemed to stand still. Charmed by the strong sunlight, shadows and colours, he set to work capturing what he saw around him. His attention to detail is remarkable, seeing beauty in everyday things.
According to Daniel, his work is not a nostalgic journey into the past, nor a critique of progress made in the last few decades.
Having now lived permanently in the Algarve for the last 20 years, he feels the need to share his artistic documentation of a Portugal that has almost vanished.
His prize-winning work has previously been exhibited by the Royal Watercolour Society, but this is the first opportunity for an audience in the Algarve to view his paintings.
An exhibition catalogue in the form of Daniel’s iconic book ‘Algarve – Artistic Impressions’ will also be available.
The exhibition runs until January 16, 2020, between 10am and 7pm (closed between 12.30pm and 2.30pm) at Moldopoli Molduras e Decorações, R. de Ceuta, in Lagos (behind São Gonçalo Hospital).