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Vasco Mourão

Illustrator/Artist in Barcelona Spain

Vasco Mourao is an artist with a tendency for obsessive drawing and detail.

Working mostly with a black pen, paper and time, he draws imaginary cityscapes and other architectural meanderings in a detailed and dense way, creating hyper depictions of urban landscapes.

Inhabiting a place between fine art and illustration, Vasco collaborates with clients like Apple, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Wired, Ogilvy, Established&Sons, as well as creating exclusive artwork for private clients & galleries.

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Dumb, Lazy, and Unruly Perfectionist

@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“If you told me six years ago that I could do this I would never believe you… Because really, I’m lazy as a panda, I'm not very smart, and I have difficulty focusing on one thing at one time. So i had to create a system, a strategy to sit and draw, because I really love to draw. ”

In Dumb, Lazy, and Unruly Perfectionist from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 132nd Volume, Speaker Vasco Mourão, an Architect turned illustrator with a tendency for obsessive drawing and detail, explains his creative process. The Barcelona-native explains that by keeping a simple, manageable, distraction free routine, he argues that one does not have to be very smart or productive to produce great works.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 19th, 2016. 

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@ VOL 164 ON MAY 28, 2019

Artist Vasco Mourão unveils an ongoing series of artworks on paper that derive from personal recollections of Tokyo’s urbanscape. Drawing in a stream of consciousness with memories flowing and intermingling, he strives to knit together fragments of the urban skin and details from selected locations around the city. In doing so, each drawing can be traced back to a unique place in Tokyo and how he remember/draws its features.

Vasco Mourãoは東京の街並みの1ページから新たなアートを生み出す魔術師。記憶をたどりながら東京の多種多様な街並みを再構築して作り上げた作品一つ一つに、彼の東京への想いがぎゅっとつまっている。作品を紐解けば、彼の東京の街並みの見方が垣間見えるかもしれない。

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Tokyo @ The CORE Kitchen/Space
May 28, 2019

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Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jan 27, 2016