AFA is happy to announce the opening of “Sometimes I Feel That I’m Not Myself – Works by José Drummond” will be held on 23rd March (Friday)!
To Melt Without Splendour and Illusion, José Drummond, 66 x 100 cm, Giclee print, 2018
José Drummond is a Portuguese artist and curator living in Macau. He is the director of VAFA, international video art festival in Macau. He holds an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) on Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth (UK) and the Transart Institute in New York. He previously studied Painting, Drawing, Scenography and Arts Management. He works mainly with Installation, Film/video, Photography, Painting, Objects and Performance.
Are We a Speck of Dust in A Lost Galaxy?, José Drummond, 81 x 51 cm, Glitter and Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
I Guess I never knew…05, José Drummond, 30 x 24 cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017
Jose has been many characters through his exhibitions, he was The Painter (2005), The Fugitive (2006), The Narcissist (2007), The Illusionist (2008), The Storyteller (2009), The Pretender (2010) and many more. In recent years, Jose has turned from his characters (mentioned above) into a more philosophical aspect which was already embedded in his expressions since the beginning of his practices. As if his external characters have dissolved into star dust which is the very essence of the true nature of our being, they have become part of a grander picture. The questioning of where the self comes from and is going to never ends. At the same time, the artist’s expression is becoming ever more expansive and free of the figurative in his strokes of experimentation with various media. Yet not confined only in the abstract description, his works remain a romantic representation of his profound understanding of the human dilemma.
“Sometimes I Feel That I’m Not Myself – Works by José Drummond” 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 March 23 to April 14.
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