André's wonderful blog is here.
I realize these little bits I wrote are kind of silly but I was thinking of an art-world audience. anywhay, here's what I wrote about the great Mr. Lemos:
André Lemos (Portugal), with crude rendering and stark black and white graphics, creates destabilized and shattered sequences.
André Lemos (Born in 1971 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he lives and works)
Active in the European comics world since the late 80s, Lemos has become one of the most published Portuguese authors abroad, with work featured in domestic publications such as Lx Comics, Canibal Crica, as well as international ones such as Pélure Amére, and Glomp. He has launched recently his own imprint, Opuntia Books, in which he publishes limited editions of artists books and zines. With dozens of short stories published in many magazines and alternative publications, he has published a few solo titles: Quem é este Homem?, Superfight II: George Grosz Vs. André Lemos, Tribute Brute, Even Gravediggers Read Playboy, Family Portraits, Cirque Intraveineuse, Word Games - Shaken Not Stirred, O Percutor Harmónico and Embroidered Muscles. Having worked on a puppet show for national television, a sort of Portuguese Spitting Image, Lemos is also an accomplished mural painter, participating in many group and solo exhibitions as well as receiving many commissions for the decoration of public and private spaces.
And Lemos will be here in Charlottesville next week for the opening! YES! There will be drawing...
Also, he just made a new Opuntia book, to be launched exclusively at the show's opening: Charlottesville's Preliminary Black Blooming (An Amazing & Epic Journey Of A Portuguese Artist, Trying To Meet The Refreshing And Brand New Dogwood Festival's Queen).