Rodrigo Canhão was born and raised in Coimbra, Portugal, where he currently lives. He started his artistic work in 1983 at the ”Círculo Artes Plásticas de Coimbra” (Coimbra’s Plastic Arts Circle), and now he dedicates himself to various forms of artistic creation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia and a Master’s in Contemporary Artistic Creation by the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
“Over the past 30 years, I have used different means of artistic production, not only because of the experience they have allow me, but also because of the influence they have on my creative process. I often use painting, since it allows me a direct and spontaneous language that I really appreciate to work on. My work is recognized for using an ironic and sarcastic approach. I am interested in approaching subjects such as individuality, personality, the human condition and its idiosyncrasies. In my work, the self-referential appears as an exercise in production and self-reflection, it is normal to find this characteristic and the use of this resource in it.”