Harmonious Milky Way
Every three months mART invites a group of artists from Macau and Lisbon to showcase their talent in our online gallery, by creating an art piece inspired on a topic provided by us. “New Year” is our first edition’s theme.
SAH uses vivid colours in his illustrations as a way to express his “interpretation of life’s happiness”. And “there are no rules”, he says. “The spirals found in all my pieces represent the never-ending process of imagination. But this pattern is also my tribute to my mixed East-West origins. By contrasting with the liveliness of the colours, the black-and-white spiral pattern also defies space dimensions and induces a feeling of floating, as in between two worlds.”
João Jorge Magalhães (SAH) is a Macanese graphic designer, holding a licentiate degree in Communication Design by Lisbon’s Faculdade de Belas Artes. His artwork includes illustration, video, painting and installation. He has taken part in several collective exhibitions in Macau, Taiwan and Italy – he was one of the artists who represented Macau at the 54th Venice Biennale. He has also held several solo exhibitions in Macau, including “Tsunami”, in the Macao Museum of Art. He is a member of Macau-based Borderless Art Association.
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