João Saramago


João Saramago was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in August 1985. He studied Graphic Arts at António Arroio Highschool and after at Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon which he has left to dedicate entirely to a freelance career. His strong feature is the art pen, especially because of the contrast it transmits.


His work switches between illustration and painting. “What interest me the most, is the overkill and excess of things, looking for their beauty and fragility”. He grew up watching his favorite cartoons Ren & Stimpy and Duckman and it turned out an influence in his illustrative sense such as the music and video games. In his abstract sense, he likes the circle repetition to create new shapes and patterns interpretations.