Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Monday, 25 October 2010

João de Brito Vidigal - AoW Winner 10! 25th Nov '10

CONGRATULATIONS to our 10th Artist of the Week!  Now in the running with the other ten winners to be part of the Salon Conemporary AoW Christmas Show!!

A Few Facts About Vidigal
It is rather hard for him to decide on a favorite song. He is extremely ecletic in the first place; having played piano for three years, sang in a professional choir for six years, dj'ing since 2000, produced music, programmed concerts, worked on stage and having part of his artwork as sound art.   The best he can do is set a top 10 playlist of the songs he's currently listening to as he cyle's through London:
LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
Them Crooked Vultures - No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Yuksek - Tonight
Gorillaz - Stylo
Queens of the Stone Age - Song for the Dead
Editors - You Don't Know Love
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Faith no More - RV
Chromeo - Needy Girl
Digitalism - Taken Away

His three favourite things about Portugal are sun, food and party.  His favourite food depends on the mood. From a light salad to a heavy Porrtuguese "feijoada", a good beef steak to a fresh fish, a hangover burger or a late night prawn cocktail!  He describes himself as 'Humbrilliant'.  In his spare him he likes to make noise and find/create new ways of doing it.

Joao feels colors are mood describers... he is currently orange.
Dance 07, Acrylic and Black Felt

Joao's work is inscribed in the universe of the everyday life.  He attempts to unveil new perspectives, points of view and ways of looking at the curious things that come accross his lifetime.  The artists work constantly attempts to question the relationship of the human being in space, in the contemporary age.

'Dance 11', Bronze

Jo does not centre his practice around one medium but in the possibility of medium transformation, as he translates audio data to performance, to video, to visual data and text.  Committed to work within the possibilities of the digital, he sees technology as a tool to achieve an end.

Video Stills from samples of video responses to 'Dance 01'
'ON/OFF Box' Wood.  Arduino. Swith and Buzzer

Joan recently met Arduino and Pure Data, widening his approach on interactivity and generative art.

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