João Louro / Works

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)
João Louro, Sílabas Emotivas #02 (Kohan); Sílabas Emotivas #01 (Taver), 2020. Graphite on paper. 33,5 x 51,5 cm (each)
João Louro, Sílabas Emotivas #02 (Kohan); Sílabas Emotivas #01 (Taver), 2020. Graphite on paper. 33,5 x 51,5 cm (each)
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, Dead end #19, 2020. Metal panels. 800 x 650 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, Dead end #19, 2020. Metal panels. 800 x 650 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, 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. 8 x (63 x 47,5 cm)



João Louro, The Portable Kerouac, 2020. Graphite on Arches paper 450g and linen. 8 x (63 x 47,5 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.
João Louro, Bellagio Verde, 2020. Screen-print on paper. 94 x 70 cm
João Louro, Bellagio Verde, 2020. Screen-print on paper. 94 x 70 cm
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
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 #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, Phantomgraph #05, 2018. Silkscreen on canvas. 87 x 107,5 cm
João Louro, Phantomgraph #05, 2018. Silkscreen on canvas. 87 x 107,5 cm
João Louro, Cover #32 To Paint Is to Love Again, Henry Miller, 2018. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm
João Louro, Cover #32 To Paint Is to Love Again, Henry Miller, 2018. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm
João Louro, Cover #37 The Memoirs of Giorgio de Chirico, 2020. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm
João Louro, Cover #37 The Memoirs of Giorgio de Chirico, 2020. Acrylic on raw canvas. 198 x 133 cm
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
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

Zoom 1 / 24 João Louro, Matriz #01, 2020. Lacquered MDF. 144 x 220 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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