João Louro

Portugese, born 1963

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João Louro

Portugese, born 1963

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Continuing the legacy of conceptual art, João Louro investigates both the construction of images and how viewers relate to them in his films, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. The Lisbon-based artist, who was selected to represent Portugal at the 2015 Venice Biennale, studied architecture before becoming an artist. In his “Blind Image” series, he paints abstract images appropriated from films or photographs. The inclusion of text at the bottom of the frames and the use of reflective Plexiglas in their framing integrate the viewer and the viewer’s reading of the composition into the work, suggesting that images are made as much by being seen as they are by their maker.

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Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
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Artforum
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Biography

Continuing the legacy of conceptual art, João Louro investigates both the construction of images and how viewers relate to them in his films, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. The Lisbon-based artist, who was selected to represent Portugal at the 2015 Venice Biennale, studied architecture before becoming an artist. In his “Blind Image” series, he paints abstract images appropriated from films or photographs. The inclusion of text at the bottom of the frames and the use of reflective Plexiglas in their framing integrate the viewer and the viewer’s reading of the composition into the work, suggesting that images are made as much by being seen as they are by their maker.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more