“Navel Piercing” by expressionist artist, Joaquim Lourenço (Portugal)
“Navel Piercing” is a typical “Joaquim” artwork. His characteristic style consists of bright and vibrant colours, combined with black lines, which give his work a certain intensity. As he studies colours the same way he studies painting techniques or materials, the choice of his palette is deliberate.
Through art history, scientific approach, emotions, and what a specific colour can add to his work. Colour is clearly a big part of his message. As are the black lines: in all of Joaquim’s art, there is always the drawing.
Joaquim is not necessarily aiming for exact representation, yet looking for shapes, lines, and volume. Or the contrast between a body and a background. Trying to find the best way to communicate what he wants to share with his audience. His inspiration for “Navel Piercing” and his other works, comes from the human body; the curves, shapes, and peculiar details.
Interested to find out more about Joaquim and his work?
We visited Joaquim in Lisbon, Portugal to bring his story home to you. A full account of this visit is available to you in our Meet the Artist Blog pages. You can also browse his profile page to find out more about Joaquim and his work.