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he Sadhu of Art: Joaquim Franco’s “COLOUR SHAPE LOVE” exhibition will be opened soon!


Joaquim Franco, the Macau senior Portuguese artist will have his solo exhibition opening “COLOUR SHAPE LOVE – Works by Joaquim Franco” in AFA on June 16 (Friday), at 6:30 p.m. Franco worked in theatre, as a set designer; undertook several interior design projects. As a Scientific Illustrator he worked in Archaeology, Ethnography and Heritage Protection. This time, a total of 19 acrylic paintings will be showcased.

COLOUR SHAPE LOVE – Works by Joaquim Franco


Joaquim’s paintings are rich-coloured, as he has a full understanding to the use of colours through the theoretical study of them. Those abstract paintings look simple, while the use of colours is the key. His skilled abstract painting style is attractive and not old-fashioned. Not only using colours, but drawing shapes is also Joaquim’s another well-developed skill. Joaquim believes that only love and peace from the inner heart could create art. This is the reason why the exhibition is named “COLOUR SHAPE LOVE”.

Encuentros IJoaquim Franco120 x 160 cmAcrylic on Canvas2015


Espaco Virtual IJoaquim Franco80 x 108 cmAcrylic on Canvas2016


“COLOUR SHAPE LOVE – Works by Joaquim Franco” is partly sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR Government. Media partners include Hoje Macau and Ponto Final. The exhibition will be opened to public from June 17 to July 16.


AFA Macau is located in 4th Floor, Art Garden, Avenida Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues N. 265, Macau. The gallery is on the 1st Floor, open from Tuesdays to Sundays (11:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and closed on Mondays and public holidays. For enquiries, please call (853) 2836 6064 during office hours or email to [email protected]. For more information, please visit


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