Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government and co-organized by Galeria Arte Periférica in Portugal, the exhibition “Fiction and Drift - Paintings by Jorge Martins” was inaugurated on Friday, 10 November, at 6:30pm, at the Tap Seac Gallery. The opening ceremony was officiated by the Assistant of the Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Shao Bin; the Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Kent Ieong Chi Kin; the Legal Advisor of the Albergue SCM, Bruno Nunes; the Coordinator of the Centre for Creative Industries, Lúcia Lemos; and the artist Jorge Martins. The exhibition is open from 11 November 2017 to 4 March 2018 and is open to the general public.
Jorge Martins is a renowned Portuguese contemporary painter dedicated to artistic creation for some decades. This exhibition features 23 significant oils on canvas paintings created throughout the painter’s artistic career, which are an anthological representation of his reinvention of spaces, objects, times and of its illusory effects, which the painter fictionalizes through his art and stems in our lives. These elements show that Jorge Martins always maintains a dramatic creative concept influenced by cinema, which allows the audience to understand the creative context of the artist.
The exhibition “Fiction and Drift - Paintings by Jorge Martins” is open from 11 November 2017 to 4 March 2018, at Tap Seac Gallery, located at No. 95, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida. The Gallery is open daily from 10am to 9pm, including on public holidays. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, please contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.