This is so exciting. Looking at this makes me feel like I’m on the cusp of something
Views of Mt Fuji; Yuga Kurita
Julião Sarmento was born in 1948 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sarmento has developed a multi-media visual language, combining film, video, sound, painting, sculpture and installations. Sarmento’s work often deals with issues of complex interpersonal relationships; it has consistently utilized themes such as psychological interaction, sensuality, voyeurism and transgression.
Sarmento is well-known for his thickly impastoed, textured paintings where the paint field forms a ground from which he teases out his imagery in graphite, reversing the traditional basis of painting. His imagery is often partially or fully erased. He then draws on top of the erasure, creating fragmented and layered forms, which evoke disconcerting, mysterious gestures and relationships. (source)