Julião Sarmento passed away today
A central figure of Portuguese art since the 1970s, Julião Sarmento was the first artist of his generation to achieve wide international recognition, exhibiting in numerous prestigious museums and events. Throughout his life, he carved a place for himself among the great thinkers and artists of contemporary art. His life and work reflect his total dedication to the artistic practice and to the community that thrives around it.
His work is distinguished by the numerous references and relationships he establishes with literature, cinema, music, architecture, around the representation of the human figure, usually associated with desire, eroticism, voyeurism, violence and compulsiveness.