AFENDS is beyond thrilled to combine creative forces with Portugese creative João Cruz!
Born and raised in Sesimbra (a small village in the south of Portugal) as a kid João wanted to be a cowboy or play in a punk rock band. Unfortunately he never had the coin to buy a horse and his mother had a distaste for mohawks & ripped jeans. Instead, João skated surfed and drew through his early childhood years. One day while doing some drawings for the cover of a pseudo band, he deciided to pursue a passion for the creative arts.
A simple and generous person who love to share his art, Joãos artistic style is a perfect translation of the freedom of expression whether is be through his drawings, installations, paintings or videos. In 2011 he graduated from the Faculty Of Fine Arts in Lisbon and has since participated in several solo and group exhibitions, made an artistic residence in Lisbon & won awards in painting and tapestry. Currently living in Lisbon he now produces art at the speed of a punk guitar with a Cowboy attitude, inspired by surf, skate, music, superheroes, people and smiles.
Welcome to the family brother! Read on for more work of João Cruz.