Congo (Animal Artists Series), Litho ink on Japanese paper (Okawara), 145 x 91cm

Francisco Lobo

Congo (Animal Artists Series), Litho ink on Japanese paper (Okawara), 145 x 91cm

2007 / Artists

Francisco Lobo

b. 1973 Lourenço Marques, Mozambique

2005–2007 MA Fine Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
2002–2004 Printmaking and Illustration, Ar.Co Centre for Art and Visual Communication, Lisbon, Portugal
1991–1998 BA [hons] Architecture and Architecture Practice, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


Previous Exhibitions:
2007 Underground, Subway Gallery, London
2007 Kunst Wurst, Cafe Gallery Projects, London
2007 Banda desenhada no Ar.Co, Galeria Municipal, Almada, Portugal
2006 Wood Cut, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London
2006 Bazar Ar.Co, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal
2004, 2002 Ilustração Portuguesa and Salão Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Selectors' Comments:
A great use of print, reminds of agitprop. Cheap cuts, quick reference, The monkey uses paint, trapped within a chair within a greater architectural and referential context, the words spell out a place.

Artist's Statement:
My background in architecture is relevant in several respects - I connect it to craft, drawing and process. In this particular work I wished to reflect on the limits of authorship, the artist's social imagery and how different questions about painting could be posed in the medium of print.