Jemmiro | Mozambique
Jemmiro, Belmiro Antonio Jemusse, was born in 1976.
He is an artist from Mozambique that has then moved to South Africa in 2003 to become a full-time artist and to escape what he describes as “limitations in Mozambique” art scene. He studied drawing, painting and print-making and has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions.
In the efforts to “find himself” as an artist, Jemmiro has produced a number of art series, notably, “Africa, Back to the Future”, “Fragments”, “Finding The Inner Child”, “Supermom”, “Under The Moonlight” (which was featured in a solo exhibition in 2012), “Saudade” and the recent: “Landscape of thoughts”.
He is inspired by humanity, daily questions and answers, human expressions and beauty, the unreliable world we live in, humour, fantasies and dreams. He paints and draws imaginary figures, sometimes suggested, sometimes realistic. He creates abstraction by manipulating both subject and composition with figures placed in surreal atmospheres, allowing primeval myths to emerge. Texture is added by the use of fine, abstract, parallel lines, lending depth to the painting and enticing the viewer into strange, dreamy, mythological spaces with moments of fantasy and pleasure provoking emotions and nostalgia.
His recent solo exhibition entitled “propagation’ took place at MB Studio Gallery, Da Vince Hotel, in Sandton, Johannesburg.
His artworks have been sold to collectors across South Africa, Mozambique, USA, UK, Japan, Canada, Portugal, Australia, France and many other countries.