My favourite Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos

My favourite Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos

On my travels around Portugal, I’ve noticed several bright, bold and generally oversized pieces of contemporary art that have appealed to me. It’s only recently that I’ve realised they are all by the same artist! Now that I’ve become aware of Joana Vasconcelos, she seems to be everywhere.

I won’t attempt to go into art speak to describe her work but essentially she fuses elements of Portuguese culture and everyday objects into inspired, often humongous pieces, which apparently represent various aspects of contemporary society.

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