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João Louro
Aquilino Ribeiro Park

From the Blind Images project, which is the reflection on the image and its excess, the TESSERATO, a polyhedron in the fourth dimension, in which the image plane (in its absence) and language, come from a two-dimensional plane, become a three-dimensional object.

In this new phase of Blind Images, where subtitles can appear in any position of the Tesserato, the text is a pretext and the image is now an object.

Bio |

João Louro was born in Lisbon, where he lives and works. The artist studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon and Painting at the ArCo School. His work includes painting, sculpture, photography and video.

A descendant of minimal and conceptual art, he pays special attention to the avant-garde of the early 20th century. His work traces a topography of time, with personal references, but above all, generational ones. It uses language, the written word as a recurring source, and seeks to revise the image in contemporary culture, based on a set of representations and symbols of the collective visual universe. Minimalism, conceptualism, pop culture, structuralism and post-structuralism, authors like Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Georges Bataille, Blanchot or artists like Donald Judd or Duchamp, form the referential lexicon.

The artist representated of Portugal at the 2015 Venice Biennale, with the exhibition I Will Be Your Mirror | Poems and Problems.