luiz lemos

luiz lemos

Belo Hoirizonte, MG, Brazil

About luiz lemos

I´m an Brasilian based artist.
In this portfolio I present a clipping of paintings and installations developed in 2018 and 19. These works reflect research on the interpretation and emptying of symbols and characteristics of a city taken from the urban context and worked in image.

I bring as a source of research the ways of building a city, the modes of communication used in a city and the urban landscape. I interpret materials, repetitions, lights, prints, graphics, communication elements and identification plates, transposing the excesses of the city into image. The urban landscape signs are removed from context and has their sense emptied: in the paintings a letter does not fulfill the function of forming words, neon lights do not advertise trades, traffic plates do not indicate localities, all symbols chosen point for the void of his urban excess

Empty the landscape by desinging its characteristics to the smallest point of recognition: A circumference and a horizontal line are sufficient to identify it. Thus, I compose the paintings with letters, clouds, circles, landscapes, mountains, prints, lights. An unlikely contact between urban communication and utopian landscape allow me to talk about the city and landscape by emptying its signs.

Thus, through the paintings and the installations, I propose:
1- Empty the meaning of communication and landscape by the disuse of letters and not definition of place/landscape;
2- Affirm, repeat, supersede and nullify the sign.
3- Organize urban findings and disorganize visual compositions – conflict the expansive gesture with the synthesis of the landscape idea;
4- Expand the body of wall paint into space.


Luiz Lemos holds a degree in Arts from the School of Fine Arts of UFMG (2013) and a master's degree in Language Studies from CEFET-MG where he researches the approximations between word and image. 



2019 |Paisagem Bloqueada (Blocked Landscape)
GDA – curadoria do artista (curatorship of the artist)
2019| Dias de Calor (Days of heat)
CCUFMG – curadoria Gabriela Carvalho (curator U. Porto))
2018| Dissol(vendo) Palavras (Dissolving words)
BDMG Cultural – curadoria Júlio Martins (MMGV – BR)
2017 | Reticência (Reticence)
Espaço 2017 – Curadoria Manu Grossi (AM Gallery – BR)
2016 |Hiato (Hiatus )
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale – curadoria Edu de Jesus (Curator UFMG- BR)
2015 |Anáfora (Anaphor)
Casa Camelo- Curadoria Gabriela Carvalho (Curator U. Porto)
2013 | Memória estrutural (Structural memory )
FAOP – curadoria do artista (curatorship of the artist)

2019| Art 30 | BDMG Cultural
2019| EXHIBITION| Minas Gerais Vale Memorial
2018| Algorithm | Mama/ Cadela
2016 | Short Circuit Exhibition - GTO Gallery, Sesc Palladium.
2015 | Between the house and chance - Mama/Cadela Gallery.
2015 | Anaphora – Casa Camelo
2013 | Full Pause – Casa Camelo
2013 | About silences and words | BDMG cultural
2013 | Shows! (Works awarded by the Art Experimentation and Information Center - CEIA)


Among its individual exhibitions are: Days of Heat (CCUFMG, 2019 Curatorship Gabriela Carvalho); Dissol(seeing)Words (CULTURAL BDMG, Belo Horizonte, 2017 – Curatorship Júlio Martins); Reticence (Space 2017, Belo Horizonte, 2017- Curatorship Manu Grossi); Hiatus (Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, Belo Horizonte, 2016 – Curated Eduardo de Jesus), Anáfora (Casa Camelo, Belo Horizonte, 2015 – Curatorship Gabriela Carvalho) About Silences and Words (BDMG Cultural 2012) and Structural Memory (FAOP, Ouro Preto, 2013).  Participation in collective exhibitions: Arte 30 (BDMG cultural); Algorithms (Mama/Bitch); Mostra Curto Circuito (Galeria GTO, Sesc Palladium, Belo Horizonte, 2016), Between the house and chance (Galeria Mama-Cadela, Belo Horizonte, 2015), ÁTIMO (Cultural Center of UFMG, Belo Horizonte, 2012; Shows! (Cultural Center of UFMG, Belo Horizonte, 2011 and 2012), Plena Pausa (Casa Camelo, Belo Horizonte, 2013; among others.