During the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira, an open Illustration Competition associated with a theme is organised for those who want to participate. The papers are submitted to a jury composed of relevant professionals from the illustration area and contributors connected to the art world, tasked with making a selection that will be displayed during the week of the meeting and collated in a catalogue. There will be three winners among selected illustrators. The theme of the Illustration Competition within the 11th edition of the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira is "Work". The Illustration Competition jury will be composed of Francisco Vaz Silva, illustrator and creator of Gigões and Anantes bookstore, Gonçalo Viana, renowned illustrator, Luís Mendonça, illustrator and teacher at FBAUP, this year’s guest institution, Armando Silva, representing this year's partner company, Armando Silva, S.A., and the businessman and prestigious art collector, José Lima.
I am Eliana, I am a designer and illustrator and I have always enjoyed drawing and expressing myself through illustration and drawings, this side of my life says a lot about me, my very fertile imagination and sarcastic vein though always positive. I was born in Ovar, I have already lived in Matosinhos (where I studied, Higher Educational Institute of Arts and Design), in Lisbon and most recently in São João da Madeira, a quiet town but close to everything.
Artista Visual e ilustrador que trabalha no editorial, imprensa e em ilustração infantil e comercial. É frequentemente conhecido pela sua ironia, as suas ilustrações levam-nos a ler entre as linhas. Experimentação interdisciplinar define o seu estilo, isto é, desde o desenho naturalista a poesia visual, ilustração fotográfica e colagem ou esculturas em papel. Penguin Random House, Die Zeit, Planeta (Seix Barral, Crítica, Península, Tusquets, Empúries, Edicions 62, Ariel, Pòrtic), Unicef, McGraw-Hill, Hachette Filipacchi, Vice, TV3, Ediciones Glénat, La Galera, Run Design, e Editorial Bambú são alguns dos seus clientes. O seu trabalho já foi publicado em revistas internacionais como Zeit Literatur, Novum, Rooms, etc. Já foi selecionado em ILUSTRARTE Portugal (2018), 3X3 Illustration Directory NY (2018, 2017 e 2014). Faz workshops de ilustração, desenho e criatividade.
Viseu in 1989, four days before the fall of a Wall. I graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto and later I completed a Master’s in Illustration at ISEC in Lisbon. Today, I work as a freelance illustrator and am quite content to have had the opportunity of regularly exhibiting individually and collectively since 2009. From this journey, I give importance to an individual exhibition in 2016, “Frente 1914-1919”, in which I conciliate my experience in Illustration with my other side: historic research. The daily graphics took me to the Group Riscos, which I have been a member of since 2013. It was at this time, in 2015, in which I became part of a group whose goal was to study Portuguese Architectural Heritage in Morocco. The expedition culminated in 2017 with the exhibition called, “Algarve d’Alem Mar” patented at the National Library of the Moroccan Kingdom in Rabat.
Entroncamento, 1991. A degree in Communication Design at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto. A Master´s Degree in Editorial Design by the same institution. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions since 2016. She works and lives in Porto and divides her time between Design and Illustration.
Catarina Vieira was born in Porto, Portugal in 1992. She is and illustrator who is assertive about her expression. She transforms a story into an image through a selection of colours, forms and textures. Her goal is to take the public to her world, so as to dream and interact.
Bruno Lisboa is a visual artist in Vila Nova de Gaia. His work involves illustration, street art and graphic design, however, he has a special inclination for working with textures/ fabric, dirtying his hands and is always craving to do more and better. https://www.instagram.com/ohbrunolisboa/ http://ohbrunolisboa.tumblr.com
Illustrator and graphic designer in the creative market for the last 11 years. He also works on TV as a videographer and image editor. He has much work dedicated to entertainment (culture and music); the editorial market; audio-visual; digital/ virtual; packaging, creating brands for professionals and companies; plus, he is a co-author and illustrator of children’s books.
Felipe Pellisser was born in Brazil but currently lives in Maia, Portugal. He studied Design at Unesp (Brazil) and during university he participated in several contests and received awards in Illustration and Animation. From 2005 to 2007, he was a finalist in the three editions of the Volkswagen and New Talent Contest. And in 2007, he won the third place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup in the category of Animation. Professionally, he has been involved in the Super Ludicos studio which has diverse projects. He is responsible for the 3D Modelling and Animation department since 2009. Currently, he is doing a post graduate course in Digital Media and Animation at ESAD, Matosinhos.
My name is Beatriz Costa but I write it with a K, as my father did. I am a student of Communication Design in Porto. I have a passion for Illustration and an infatuation for Animation. In fact, I like to tell stories, so I always leave a message on the work I do. The two illustrations here represent what I believe interconnects every profession: going to and coming from work. There is always a moment regarding obligation but later, it is time for rest. Most times, it is not the first thing which stimulates us – it is difficult to leave one’s bed to face work daily. But what really seems good is the feeling of fulfilment, going back home and relaxing. Without these two moments, what is the difference between pleasure and work? I leave you with a short note: the first idea I had when I thought about work was not this one. I thought of a man in a black suit, a tight tie carrying a briefcase. The idea of a businessman in a tie is clear when you think about this topic – but why… a man? The first draft I had, of this individual, I added a tie – but a new one, why masculinise a female when referring to this topic? I hired myself regarding the stereotypes which involve me, and this is the only message I also want to provoke in the audience.
Bea Lema is an illustrator and comic artist. She studied product design and started her professional career in 2010, working for the ceramics brand Sargadelos. She's been working as a freelance illustrator for agencies, magazines, brands and commercial events since 2007. In 2018 she published her first graphic novel O Corpo de Cristo.
Anna Aparicio Catala nasceu em Barcelona, Espanha em 1991. Tem uma licenciatura em Artes (2013) e um Mestrado em Literatura Infantil (2014). Estudou ilustração na l’Ecola de la Dona de Barcelona (2012-2016). Está agora a trabalhar como ilustradora e coordenadora do Instituto de Cultura Chinesa de Barcelona.
25 years old, born in Luxembourg, childhood and adolescence in Belgium and young adult in Portugal. She decided to grow roots/ SETTLE DOWN in Portugal upon having decided to study painting at FBAUL, Graphic Design at Restart and concluded a post-graduate course in Illustration at UAL/Estal. Her work involves paintings, water paintings, patterns for fabrics, post cards, wedding invitations, illustrations for magazines and books, among others. She is passionate about illustration so every month she buys a new book for her illustrated book collection.
My name is Ana (or as I like being called, Amalteia). I studied Design at UA and Illustration at ESAD. My work is basically digital however, it always begins on paper. I like to draw plants, interesting situations and strange people. I like to invent characters and tell stories. I like to use colour, lots of colour.