Fernando Rola

Fernando Rola

Location: Portugal

I am Portuguese and I lived in Brazil from 1975 to 2016 - since 2016 I have been living in Portugal in Porto where I was born.
My main influences have to do with my life experience, my introspections and the challenge of expressing it through painting. Works of great masters certainly left me marks and always constitute beaconers in the establishment of my art work. I paint with oil colors, watercolors and, since 2019, I am also doing digital art paintings.

Artist member of :

AGZ – L´Agenzia Di Arte since 2010
“Z Gallery” in Portugal since 2017
Fine Art America since 2011

Participation in Art Paintings exhibitions:

Galeria Sebastião - Portalegre, Portugal
from 02/set to 02/oct;

Casa da Luz - Madeira Island, Portugal
from 05 to 30/oct

Galeria Patricia Muñoz – Barcelona, Spain
from 17 to 31/mar
Rainha Santa Isabel – Coimbra, Portugal
from 05 to 28/jun


Exposição Internacional de Artes Plásticas - Vendas Novas ,Portugal
from 25/5 to 23/jun

Museu Municipal Santos Rocha - Figueira da Foz, Portugal
from 06/7 to 25/aug


Casa Museu Fernando Namora – Condeixa, Portugal
from 15/5 to 19/jun

Galeria Vieira Portuense – Porto , Portugal
from 08/aug to 5/sep


Rainha Santa isabel – Coimbra, Portugal
from 11/mar to 20/jun

Galeria Hostel – Porto, Portugal
from 07/may to 17/jun



Abstract oil painted on mdf canvas.
Work on optical effects in the depth of a liquid environment.

Deepness “Deepness”

Abstract oil painted on mdf canvas.
Work on optical effects in the depth of a liquid environment.

In search of answers “In search of answers”

Oil painting on mdf screen. Surrealism.

Masquerade “Masquerade”

Oil painting on mdf screen, influenced in the abstract and surrealistic styles, intended to represent the carnival structure of the political stages of the whole world. Some details of the figures such as blue and white and red coats and socks, as well as red hair, are meant to symbolize the influence of the greatest economic powers on the world political scene; Masked faces symbolize complicity hidden away behind the scenes.

The mystery of the ascent “The mystery of the ascent”

The Mystery of the Ascent is fascinating ...
I sought to portray my interpretation by creating an internal environment of a Temple, without a definite religion, using colors based on red blood and a body in gentle vertical levitation; the body produces no shadow and the upper part undoes into spherical volatile particles symbolizing a magical transformation only comprehensible in the imagination.

A moment of suspense “A moment of suspense”

Abstract oil painted on mdf screen. Expression of something which is about to happen.

The city falled asleep “The city falled asleep”

Painted in oil on mdf screen, I used elements with basic influence in the abstract and surrealistic styles. The set of geometric forms is meant to symbolize a city made of people who have ludic desires that only take place in the fortuitous imagination of the day to day or in the dream at night. Parrots represent these dreams, these desires. In psychology it is said that this type of dream is associated with the stress of urban life ... but even if sometimes could I be stressed, I always dream and always have desires ...