Embracing the Abstract

César Martiniano was born in the Azores (Angra do Heroísmo) in 1995. Participated in several ateliers of visual arts and painting, since he was a child. But afraid of giving a try to an art career he attended the Science and Technology course in high school. Doing art only as a hobby, in 2013 the opportunity arises to participate as a Young Creator at the Walk&Talk Festival 2013, in Ponta Delgada. Through this experience, he decides to give his life a more creative direction and in 2016 he ends up graduating in Graphic Design at ESAD (Caldas da Rainha). During this period he was also the curator of the collective exhibition “Cena das Latas”.

From late 2016 to late 2018, in addition to working as a graphic designer, he painted several murals on Terceira Island and a mural in Fort Wayne (Indiana, United States), also participating in various local art-related events such as Festival Azure, Walk&Talk, Azores Fringe Festival, More Jazz, Younger Angra, among others. In 2018, he was selected as the winner of the 6th LAB Jovem, in the Digital Arts category with the typeface Gama. (photo from 2013)

At the end of 2018, he moves to Porto, entering the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. In 2020 defends the master’s degree “Archipelago DADA: A humanist sans serif typeface for expressive visual compositions”. 

Nowadays he is making the transition of working as a graphic designer and creative director in the Azores, to became a worldwide abstract artist, painting freely his abstract vision of the world.

Contenu réductible


Cena das Latas Exhibition 2015
Organizer & Curator – Caldas da Rainha

Cena das Latas Exhibition 2016
Organizer & Curator – Caldas da Rainha

In Search of the Perfect Style
Individual Exhibition – November 2016 – Azores

LABjovem Exhibition
Group Exhibition – Apr 2019 – Porto

Árvore – Cooperativa de Actividades Artísticas
Group Exhibition – Dez 2019 – Porto

Indefined Layers
Individual Exhibition – Set 2019 – José Rosinhas Art Gallery Wall | Guimarães

Inner Landscapes
Individual Exhibition – Abr to June 2023 - Azores

Artist Statement

I'm on a mission to push the boundaries of my Abstract Art with crafted unconventional
tools and creative vision!
Each stroke of paint offers a glimpse into my inner landscapes,
inviting everyone to explore your own depths and connect with the essence of human


Graphic Design (Degree)
Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha

Graphic Design & Editorial Project (Master Degree)
Faculdade de Belas-Arte do Porto


Art and Murals
Graphic Design
Branding and Identity