João Jorge Magalhães (SAH)
Born in 1975, Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently lives and work at Macau. He graduated in Communication in the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Fine Art.
He has taken part in several collective exhibitions in Macau, Taiwan, London, San Francisco and Italy. João has been selected as one of the representatives of Macao in the 54th Biennale of Venice. He has held his solo exhibition at Macao museum of art, Albergus SCM, Ox Warehouse, Creative Macau and TOM N TOMS COFFEE. His artworks were collected by private collectors.
Living in Macau since the age of four, João Jorge Magalhães developed a curiosity around the way Chinese and Western cultures interact with each other in the old Portuguese outpost. Walking through its streets and alleys, during the years he allows his experience with the Macanese to imprint on his mind. The nostalgic fragments of an “old Macau” continue to Inspire him to create. Thorough his artistic eyes, one finds rich colors, multi-layered composition, detailed expressions and abstract black and white patterns, in his lively representation of Macau.
João Jorge Magalhães’ artwork is visually attractive. His works are under the sugar coating of the joyful, also question the society by his own means, leading its viewer to self-reflect upon lives. Perhaps, this is the way to spend the last respect to the disappearing village.