"I liked what I saw and I already asked for another painting. Because he only did one thing that I didn't like very much, the dark circles under my eyes. He put me on one of those days when you wake up tired, you slept badly, but he promised he'll do another one with an expression less heavy, more cheerful", said Ana Dias Lourenço, quoted by Platinaline.
The first lady explained – in statements to Platinaline – that, after Virgílio Design's request was made public, she received several messages from family and friends to receive the painting.
In addition, Ana Dias Lourenço also left the guarantee that they will "do many projects together". "We've already talked a lot, we have ideas, we're going to do a lot of projects together because he has good ideas regarding training, capacity building and, fundamentally, mobilizing youth for good things. that we can form a partnership with Virgílio and with his art, trying to transform Angola, its children and particularly the young people", she said, quoted by Platinaline.
According to Platinaline, at the meeting, the first lady also praised the talent of the artist, as well as the promoter of the audience, Sarchel Necésio, CEO of the Platinaline Communication Group, which has been moving resources to support initiatives of his foundation.
At the age of 26, Virgílio was born in Viana and is finishing his degree in Visual Arts at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Luanda. According to Platinaline, the young man gained notoriety for making portraits of public entities, with emphasis on the first lady.