CPS - Centro Português de Serigrafia (Portuguese Printmaking Centre) is a cultural oriented company created by António Prates in 1985. Under its assignments, it aims to edit and promote Fine Art Printings of contemporary portuguese and foreign artists.
With high levels of perfection and quality, it develops editions of Screenprint, Engraving, Lithography, Photography and Digital Art in its own studio, mainly for their members who pay a monthly fee and get exclusive benefits and granted access to hundreds of fine art prints!
Covering the great XXth century portuguese masters but also the brand new young artists, from emblematic international movements such as Informalism, Pop Art, Narrative Figuration or the recent Bio Art, CPS follows an eclectic and teaching model and owns an unique collection of more than 3000 art prints from around 660 Portuguese and foreign artists, being a truly document of nowadays art and culture.
Since 1993 CPS has participated several times in Estampa, Madrid, helping to develop international contacts, leading to around 200 foreign artists edited from 32 different countries and many important exhibitions such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tàpies, Manolo Valdés, Canogar, Joseph Beuys, Le Corbusier and Mimmo Rotella. This was a great help to the Portuguese art promotion abroad, and, in Estampa 05, CPS was awarded the Best Gallery Exhibitor, amongst 95 galleries from 14 countries.
With more than 35 years of experience, representing a quality and authenticity warranty certificate, CPS proudly enriched more than 14.000 members’ collection. The works of art they choose make each house a personal museum, a true and remarkable reflection of the culture of our days.
Photo by André Silva - Susana Gaudêncio's etching printing at CPS Studio