Showing at the Public Gallery in east London this month, The Primordial Soup Shuffle is a series made primarily with oil pastels, painted on found and pasted cardboard packaging. Oscillating between realism and abstraction, Moreira’s images pose these eternal questions; where did we come from, what came before us and who else is there?

“There are countless cosmogonies which, over millennia, seek to tell the story of the creation of the cosmos and in The Primordial Soup Shuffle these various beginnings are evoked, woven together and renewed”, explains the gallery of the work.

Self-taught artist, Francisco Mendes Moreira lives and works in Lisbon. Over the past five years, Moreira has gained a large following both online and through international exhibitions in North America, Europe and Australia.

Francisco Mendes Moreira’s Primordial Soup Shuffle runs until 31 August 2019 at the Public Gallery in East London. Find out more at franciscomendesmoreira.wordpress.com.



Earth lovers, Oil pastel on cardboard, 43 x 61cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Figure Out Fire, Oil pastel on cardboard, 33 x 26cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Figure Out Fire, Oil pastel on cardboard, 33 x 26cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Juggling - magic science, Oil pastel on cardboard, 46 x 35cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Juggling – magic science, Oil pastel on cardboard, 46 x 35cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Ring Of Fire Participants, Oil pastel on cardboard, 22 x 19cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Ring Of Fire Participants, Oil pastel on cardboard, 22 x 19cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Mirror 1, oil pastel on cardboard, 22 x 17cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Mirror 1, oil pastel on cardboard, 22 x 17cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Pond Drifters, Oil pastel on cardboard, 54 x 49cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Pond Drifters, Oil pastel on cardboard, 54 x 49cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Laying bear traps - dreaming of an atlas, Oil pastel on cardboard, 26 x 21cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Laying bear traps – dreaming of an atlas, Oil pastel on cardboard, 26 x 21cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

Baked Prometheus, Oil pastel on cardboard, 71 x 55cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira



Baked Prometheus, Oil pastel on cardboard, 71 x 55cm © Francisco Mendes Moreira

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