João Machado, based in the second largest Portuguese city, Porto, stands out as an artist in posters and graphic illustrations. About 100 works, primarily small posters, from the 1980's to his latest works, were shown. His experience as a three-dimensional artist deeply color his philosophy of even flat posters taking on three dimensional aspects with colors, shapes especially symbolism. By sublimating the three aspects, color, shape and symbolism, in the ability to convey feelings and sensations, his posters overcome one of the hurdles in direct communication. Machado's posters are a mirror reflecting his cultural background. The gallery tour, a new venture, added fresh overtones to the opening party.
João Machado Exhibition
January 16, 1997–February 13, 1997
ddd Dojima, Osaka
January 16, 1997
- Speaker: João MACHADO
With João Machado, instead of the usual lecture in a hall, there was a gallery tour. Works were explained as the exhibition gallery was toured. Questions were around in the relaxed atmosphere.
Photographer: OKUWAKI Koichi