Some curiosities about Jorge Queiroz featured under the rubric Um dia, uma obra ("One day, one work").
Jorge Queiroz was born in Lisbon, in 1966. He attended the Visual Communication & Art Centre (Ar.Co). After a short stay at the Royal College of Art, he completed his Master's degree in Visual Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2004, he settled in Berlin and today has a large international presence in galleries and museums.
A particular mention to his presence at the Venice Biennial, in 2003, and the São Paulo Biennial, in 2004. Winner of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Prize in 2015.
Jorge Queiroz starts from a post-surrealist framework to create an eminently personal universe. The plastic material, concretized, sometimes in drawing, sometimes in painting, or in a blur of the border between both, flows fluidly over the support, generating compositions, in which the turbulence and calm of oneiric and figurative images coexist in abstract environments from another world.
Jorge Queiroz, in the game of full-emptiness, presence-absence, disturbs the relationship between figure-ground, interior-exterior, full-emptiness, recalling Surrealism in its apparent manifestation of the unconscious. He persuades and challenges viewers to develop interpretations of his fantastic images and to seek an order, a narrative, in his juxtaposition of visual elements without an apparent hierarchy.
Credits: MUDAS. Madeira Contemporary Art Museum