Jo√£o Galr√£o

In their words: Jo√£o Galr√£o

Lives and works in Lisbon .. From 1996 to 2001 he studied at Ar.Co, Lisbon, where he completed the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in 2001. He has exhibited individually in galleries such as: Gra√ßa Brand√£o, Porto (2003), Hammer Sidi, London (2003), Vera Cortes Art Agency, Lisbon (2005), the Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo (2005) and Chemistry at The Gallery in Prague (2008) Since 1996 he has participated in several collective exhibitions, including the Exhibition of Students of Ar.Co (1999, 2000 and 2001) in The Collector‚Äôs Room, Galeria Canvas, Porto (2002), in 48√®me Salon de Montrouge (European Young Creators Salon) Montrouge, Barcelona and Amarante (2003); V J√≥venes Call for Artists, Gallery Luis Adelentado, Valencia (2003) and now as commissioner and one of the intervening artists in the ‚ÄúAfrontamentos‚ÄĚ project. His work lies at the border between painting and sculpture, gives canvases a three-dimensional value obtained though the use of elevations and depressions caused by, previously shaped wood supports, or closer to the present, through the creation geometrical volumes in synthetic material in which multicolored plastic semi spheres are dug into the pieces.