Jorge Queiroz - Artist
Jorge Queiroz was born in Lisbon in 1966 and after a short stay in the Royal College of Art in London he joined the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1997, where he lived for six years. In 2004 he moved to Berlin and his work is now constantly present in international galleries and museums, being part of the Venice Biennale in 2003, by invitation of commissioner Francesco Bonami and the São Paulo Bienal in 2004 by invitation of Alfons Hug. Working mostly in drawings, Queiroz starts from a post-surrealist or post-symbolist referential to create an eminently personal universe. In his dreamlike sceneries he omits any structure or hierarchy, subverting the relationship between figure and background, in a profusion of traces and shapes that seem to turn on their own innards. Jorge Queiroz belongs to this imaginary, and shows that contemporaneity is far from the notion of identity of Form, of self, of classicism.