João Góis, Drowned World, 2021, oil painting, 92 x 65 cm
JOAO GOIS, FRANCE/PORTUGAL
Paris based plastic artist, João Góis, has been developing his body of work through
colorful and introspective oil paintings and installations. After studying at Fine Arts School in
Lisbon, he honed his skills and technique while finishing his masters in Management,
combining both artistic education with the practical side of the art business.
The artist fell in love with the process of creating complex and less complex
compositions about his own reality. Seeking to bring an intimate component to the current
contemporary art practice where establishes a communication with the viewer through
aesthetic pieces, he looks into embracing vulnerability and starting a conversation with the
viewer, being stripped from the dogmas linked to ourselves and to men’s negative condition
The new collection Pandora Box fits this reality and will be presented in exhibitions
in London, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam and in international publications.
"The process starts by finding a solution to a self-imposed problem: How can I explain
how I feel? In which ways can this emotion be represented? What are the most suitable
mediums to express it?
By dealing with universal feelings - tragedy, doom, revenge, uncertainty, joy - in
relation with color and form, my work seeks to find solutions and create an introspective
reality through figurative compositions, self-portraits and its colorful symbolic elements. An
aesthetic discussion is done around these enigmas, establishing a communication with the
viewer. The work aims to be aesthetically pleasant.
In times where we are afraid of feeling, with a lack of a sense of belonging, in a deep
need to find our identity, I choose myself. After being stripped from the dogmas linked to
ourselves and to men’s negative condition of feeling, I embrace vulnerability and reframe it,
starting a conversation and bringing an intimate component to the current contemporary art