Oliveira Marco Plastic artist, graphic designer and musician from Porto, the city where was born in 1979. He graduated from the ESAD - Art and Design School in Porto and obtained his Master in Design and Graphic Production from the... Read More
Oliveira Marco Plastic artist, graphic designer and musician from Porto, the city where was born in 1979. He graduated from the ESAD - Art and Design School in Porto and obtained his Master in Design and Graphic Production from the University of Barcelona. He worked professionally as a designer and artistic director, highlighting the collaboration with Sony Music Portugal, Edições Valentim de Carvalho and Migraine Records. Had his work internationally recognized by Creative Review magazine article in "The Art of Os Tornados" and nationally by Experimenta Design at the exhibition REVOLUTION 99-09 with posters for the band “Os Tornados", musical project revisiting 50’s and 60’s portuguese Rock n' Roll. Lived and worked in Rio de Janeiro where he attended the EAV - Parque Lage Art School and when he returned he deepened his drawing in FBAUP - Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. He has followed his path always with a strong participation in music, something that influences him deeply. It’s in Rock n 'Roll, Garage, Soul and Rhythm n' Blues that he settles down. Developes since 2015 the organ instrumental project "Oliveira Trio" with their singles already distributed by the British "Jazzman Records". He is also a founding member of Porto’s label "Discos Dinamite!" focused on short releases of 7" singles. Exhibits regularly since 2011.Fruit of a popular culture, it privileges the tradition of its roots. Ironically deepens the themes, which in his gaze, best characterize this idea of identity. "Oliveira Marco - 70x100" was his debut exhibition where he approached, with acrylic, Portuguese images through popular sayings in poster format. Extends this analysis in the exhibition “A Festa” (“The Party”) which initiates the creation of his own narratives. It’s with a research process and the revisit of past themes that he paints his own stories. In 2018 introduces drawing as technique and the theme that he chooses to develop is magical practices. Witches, healers, fears, religion and paganism are the poetic basis for his designs. It began here a departure from a graphic centred work for a more pictorical work, with a deep exploration of drawing.