Hong Kong´s petrolhead enthusiast magazine Milk Motor Club (edited by the BLACKBIRD Group) has published in it´s latest December issue a comprehensive showcase of João´s work in a 10 page richly illustrated article. The main focus is the MACAU GP LEGENDS paintings, including an interview João gave during the 2017 MGPL exhibition in Macau.
All began in the 80´s: João found the pleasure of drawing, “chose” Ferrari, Formula 1 was back to Portugal and i went to Caramulo (and it´s museum) in the summer.
A pen and pencil drawing from the late 80´s of Giuseppe Farina in his Ferrari 625 F1 at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1955, Gerhard Berger´s Ferrari rests at the boxes in the 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix and João in his teens is pictured next to the Ferrari 195 Inter from Caramulo Museum car collection.
Many years later João painted the only Ferrari 250 GTO (acrylic on canvas) to ever race in Portugal, at the 1964 Portuguese Grand Prix held in João´s hometown urban track of Cascais.
After seeing live at RETROMOBILE the legendary Ferrari 330 P4 nº 21 runner up of the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hour race, João captured (acrylic and pencil on paper) the incredible lines of what is considered by many as the most beautiful racing car ever made.
“HONG KONG STREET VIEW”
João was in Hong Kong for the very first time on 15 th of November 2015 and the first hours were spent drawing on the street…a Ferrari Dino in Chater Road, in the heart of the island.
That was the moment his HONG KONG STORY began and some of his all time best works were made in or from Hong Kong and it´s unforgettable streets and cars.
A Ferrari 250 GTE makes a stop at an imaginary old Hong Kong street (watercolor and pencil on paper) a Ferrari Dino is pictured on Chater Road in Hong Kong Central (watercolor and pencil on paper) and a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagoda” rests in a “old postcard like” imaginary vintage Hong Kong neighborhood (acrylic on canvas).