João Louro / Works

Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, Interstellar, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Interstellar, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Fast Radio Bursts #04, 2022. Acrylic paint, canvas, graphite, plexiglass. 65 x 81 cm. Unique
João Louro, Fast Radio Bursts #04, 2022. Acrylic paint, canvas, graphite, plexiglass. 65 x 81 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, Hades, 2022. Iron grid, glass feet. 110 x 270 cm. Unique
João Louro, Hades, 2022. Iron grid, glass feet. 110 x 270 cm. Unique
João Louro, L’Origine du monde, 2020. Wooden type alphabet. 37,5 x 55,5 cm. Unique
João Louro, L’Origine du monde, 2020. Wooden type alphabet. 37,5 x 55,5 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, From Left to Right #16, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 271 cm. Unique
João Louro, From Left to Right #16, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 271 cm. Unique
João Louro, Shroud, 2015-2022. Silkscreen on 1500 sheets of Albus paper. 96 x 70 x 100 cm. Unique
João Louro, Shroud, 2015-2022. Silkscreen on 1500 sheets of Albus paper. 96 x 70 x 100 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, Gotta Light, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Gotta Light, 2022. Acrylic paint, plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Alfred Jarry’s Bicycle, 2022. Bike tire. 33 x 72 cm. Unique
João Louro, Alfred Jarry’s Bicycle, 2022. Bike tire. 33 x 72 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, Walk in the Park, Kiss in the Dark, 2022. Metal knife. Variable dimensions.
João Louro, Walk in the Park, Kiss in the Dark, 2022. Metal knife. Variable dimensions.
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: THYLACINUS CYNOCEPHALUS, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
João Louro, FIM, 2022. Metallic letters, enamel. 52 x 105 cm. Unique
João Louro, FIM, 2022. Metallic letters, enamel. 52 x 105 cm. Unique
João Louro, Site Scene #15, 2022. Acrylic on Arches 400g paper and plexiglass. 91 x 132 cm. Unique
João Louro, Site Scene #15, 2022. Acrylic on Arches 400g paper and plexiglass. 91 x 132 cm. Unique
João Louro, From Left to Right #17, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 202 x 202 cm. Unique
João Louro, From Left to Right #17, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 202 x 202 cm. Unique
João Louro, Clockwise from above #4, 2016. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 229 x 293 cm. Unique
João Louro, Clockwise from above #4, 2016. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 229 x 293 cm. Unique
João Louro, Clockwise from above #05, 2016. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 221 x 286 cm. Unique
João Louro, Clockwise from above #05, 2016. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 221 x 286 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #230, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #230, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 200 x 135 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #232, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 170,5 x 240,5 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #232, 2022. Acrylic and plexiglass. 170,5 x 240,5 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #226, 2019. Acrylic and Plexiglass. 160 x 220 cm
João Louro, Blind Image #226, 2019. Acrylic and Plexiglass. 160 x 220 cm
João Louro, Site Scene #03, 2008. Acrylic, screen printing and plexiglass. 100 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro, Site Scene #03, 2008. Acrylic, screen printing and plexiglass. 100 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #193, 2012. Acrylic and plexiglass. 195 x 251 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #193, 2012. Acrylic and plexiglass. 195 x 251 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind image #151, 2007. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 54 x 65 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind image #151, 2007. Acrylic on canvas and plexiglass. 54 x 65 cm. Unique
João Louro, Phantomgraph #05, 2018. Silkscreen on canvas. 87 x 107,5 cm. Ed. 3
João Louro, Phantomgraph #05, 2018. Silkscreen on canvas. 87 x 107,5 cm. Ed. 3
João Louro, Blind Image #194, 2012. Acrylic and plexiglass. 195 x 251 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Image #194, 2012. Acrylic and plexiglass. 195 x 251 cm. Unique
João Louro, Matriz #01, 2020. Lacquered MDF. 144 x 220 cm
João Louro, Matriz #01, 2020. Lacquered MDF. 144 x 220 cm
João Louro, Matriz #02, 2020. Lacquered MDF. 98 x 150 cm. Exhibition view: Matriz, curated by Nuno Crespo, Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020. (Photo: António Jorge Silva)
João Louro, Matriz #02, 2020. Lacquered MDF. 98 x 150 cm. Exhibition view: Matriz, curated by Nuno Crespo, Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020. (Photo: António Jorge Silva)
Exhibition view: Matriz, curated by Nuno Crespo, Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020. (Photo: António Jorge Silva)
Exhibition view: Matriz, curated by Nuno Crespo, Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020. (Photo: António Jorge Silva)
João Louro, Bermuda Triangle, 2016. Acrylic and plexiglass. 316 x 271 cm. Unique
João Louro, Bermuda Triangle, 2016. Acrylic and plexiglass. 316 x 271 cm. Unique
João Louro, Cover #32 To Paint Is to Love Again, Henry Miller, 2018. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm. Unique
João Louro, Cover #32 To Paint Is to Love Again, Henry Miller, 2018. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm. Unique
João Louro, História do Crime #A (Poder), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #A (Poder), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #D (Democracia), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #D (Democracia), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #C (Corrupção), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #C (Corrupção), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #B (Direito), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, História do Crime #B (Direito), 2019. Photographic print. 24,5 x 29 cm
João Louro, The Portable Kerouac, 2020. Graphite on Arches paper 450g and linen. 126 x 192 cm.



João Louro, The Portable Kerouac, 2020. Graphite on Arches paper 450g and linen. 126 x 192 cm.
Exhibition view: João Louro + Susanne S. D. Themlitz. 27 August – 2 September 2020.
Exhibition view: João Louro + Susanne S. D. Themlitz. 27 August – 2 September 2020.
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
Exhibition view: A Mosca de Lindbergh, João Louro, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2019
João Louro, Blind Form #005, 2019. Acrylic on laminite. 101 x 105,5 cm
João Louro, Blind Form #005, 2019. Acrylic on laminite. 101 x 105,5 cm
João Louro, Blind Form #002, 2019. Graphite on paper and laminite. 91,5 x 112,5 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Form #002, 2019. Graphite on paper and laminite. 91,5 x 112,5 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blind Form #007, 2019. Graphite on laminite. 94,5 x 121,5 cm
João Louro, Blind Form #007, 2019. Graphite on laminite. 94,5 x 121,5 cm
João Louro, Tesserato #01 (Estudos), 2017. Graphite on Arches paper 400 g. 60 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro, Tesserato #01 (Estudos), 2017. Graphite on Arches paper 400 g. 60 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro, Tesserato #03, 2017. Graphite on Arches paper 400 g. 60 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro, Tesserato #03, 2017. Graphite on Arches paper 400 g. 60 x 80 cm. Unique
João Louro. Exhibition view: Linguistic Ground Zero, MAAT, 2018
João Louro. Exhibition view: Linguistic Ground Zero, MAAT, 2018
João Louro, Little Boy, 2018. Steel, enamel and acrylic. 04,5 x 74 x 74 cm. Exhibition view: Linguistic Ground Zero, MAAT, 2018
João Louro, Little Boy, 2018. Steel, enamel and acrylic. 04,5 x 74 x 74 cm. Exhibition view: Linguistic Ground Zero, MAAT, 2018
João Louro, Land’s End #05, 2002. Metal panel. 65 x 165 cm. Unique
João Louro, Land’s End #05, 2002. Metal panel. 65 x 165 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: Ni le Soleil ni la Mort, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, 2019
Exhibition view: Ni le Soleil ni la Mort, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, 2019
João Louro, J’ai tué #01-#7, 2016. Acrylic and graphite on paper. 41 x 32 cm. Unique
João Louro, J’ai tué #01-#7, 2016. Acrylic and graphite on paper. 41 x 32 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blast #21, 2019. Graphite on linnen. 200 x 300 cm. Unique
João Louro, Blast #21, 2019. Graphite on linnen. 200 x 300 cm. Unique
João Louro, Bellagio Vermelho, 2020. Screen-print on paper. 94 x 70 cm
João Louro, Bellagio Vermelho, 2020. Screen-print on paper. 94 x 70 cm

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Bio

João Louro was born in 1963, in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He studied architecture at the University of Lisbon and painting at the Ar.Co School of Visual Art. João Louro’s body of work encompasses painting, sculpture, photography and video.

João Louro’s work descends from minimal and conceptual art, with special attention to avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century. It draws out a topography of time, with references that are personal but mainly they are generational. With regular recourse to language as a source, as well as the written word, he seeks a review of the image in contemporary culture, starting out from a set of representations and symbols from the collective visual universe. Minimalism, conceptualism, Pop culture, structuralism and post-structuralism, authors such as Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Georges Bataille and Blanchot as well as artists like Donald Judd and the ever-present Duchamp, form the  reference lexical universe  of the artist.

He was the portuguese representative at the Venice Biennale of 2015, with the exhibition “I Will Be Your Mirror | Poems and Problems”.

João Louro nasceu em Lisboa em 1963, onde vive e trabalha. Estudou arquitetura na Faculdade de Arquitetura de Lisboa e Pintura na Escola Ar.Co. O seu trabalho engloba pintura, escultura, fotografia e vídeo.

Descendente da arte minimal e conceptual, tem uma atenção especial às vanguardas do início do séc XX. O seu trabalho traça uma topografia do tempo, com referências pessoais mas, sobretudo, geracionais. Utiliza como fonte recorrente a linguagem, a palavra escrita, e procura fazer uma revisão da imagem na cultura contemporânea, a partir de um conjunto de representações e símbolos do universo visual coletivo. O minimalismo, o conceptualismo, a cultura pop, o estruturalismo e pós-estruturalismo, autores como Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Georges Bataille, Blanchot ou artistas como Donald Judd ou Duchamp, formam o léxico através do qual João Louro se exprime.

Foi o representante de Portugal na Bienal de Veneza de 2015, com a exposição “I Will Be Your Mirror | Poems and Problems”.

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