Jorge Américo

b. 1984, Portugal
Lives and works in Algarve, Portugal.

The memory and how the past can merge with the present to create new ways of seeing and thinking our times is the focus of Jorge Américo's practice.

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Between the Paint and The Wall
Exhibition view
Electricidade Estética Venue
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

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Untitled
Acrylic paint; industrial glue; lime and wood structure.
105 x 105 cm
2015

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200 - series III
Acrylic paint; industrial glue; lime and wood structure.
120 x 55 cm
2015

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Untitled
Acrylic paint; industrial glue; lime and wood structure.
70 x 135 cm
2015

200 - series II
Acrylic paint; industrial glue; lime and wood structure.
55 x 120 cm
2015

Artist Statement

tThe memory and how the past can merge with the present to create new ways of seeing and thinking our times is the focus of Jorge Américo's practice. The artist explores memories and nostalgic spaces by reflecting the idea of layers years. Working with photography and painting his body of work correlate these practices with architecture, in his case old and extremely decayed buildings. The work is site-specific, abandoned fields found spaces that afterwards are transported to new present inhabited areas.

The location of those buildings is relevant. In the south of Portugal, the buildings are made of inferior materials, so they paint the walls periodically. The process of Jorge Américo's paintings embraces those layers, space and time memories left by the families for years and years.

Those over layered walls attracted the artist to explore and rediscover them as an archaeologist. In a reverse cycle, he conveys to the fore plan what was beneath resulting in a nostalgic aura. As a skin that once protected the wall now is exposed revealing his substance and its long-hidden identity.


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Américo's has exhibit his work in Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique


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solo exhibitions

2015 “Entre a tinta e a parede” Ateliê 6 Eletricidade Estética Venue, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
2007 Exhibition “ Jorge Américo” at the Guetto, Caldas da Rainha.


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group exhibitions

2015 Bienal de Cerveira, Cerveira. Portugal
2015 Biennial CPLP, Jovens criadores, Maputo, Mozambique.
2014 Mostra de “Jovens criadores 2014”, Famalicão. Portugal
2013 Biennial CPLP , Jovens Criadores, Salvador Da Bahia, Brasil
2013 “Jovens Criadores de Portugal 2013” Coimbra. Portugal
2009 Múltiplos de arte, Prova de Artista, Lisbon. Portugal
2008 Final show, E.S.A.D.cr, Caldas da Rainha. Portugal

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2008 Outra casa no castelo, Transforma. Torres Vedras. Portugal
2007 5º festival de gravura de Évora, printmaking biennial, Evora, Portugal
2007 CLN 09, Caldas da Rainha. Portugal
2007 Semana Jovem, Aveiro. Portugal
2007 Exposição de artes plásticas, Orfeão Velho, Leiria. Portugal
2006 Jovens artistas,Viseu.Portugal
2006 Praga, Braga.Portugal


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Press
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Jornal de Letras . 2015-08-05 (Jorge Américo)

Expresso Journal, 2015


artist portfolio

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