In this series of work I go back to my childhood. I wanted to make my memories of the past real again. I wanted them to be as real as right now, to try and keep them alive. By making these images depicting these moments, I felt as if the past could become more tangible, as if I could hold my memories in my own two hands. And through my fond remembering I could not only recapture my memories but also I could change them, improve them, and immortalize them in golden light.
Propagation: defined by Oxford dictionary as ‘the reproduction or spreading of something into new regions’. Born Belmiro Antonio Jemusse – better known as Jemmiro, changes the whole definition and gives it a visual motion and promptness. The solo exhibition exudes traces of physical qualities and attitudes– a facial gesticulation here and temperament depiction there.
In this series of paintings I expose my vulnerability, those moments in life when a tear becomes a friend and holds tight your smile, overwhelmed by a strong fragrance from past or future; those moments in which all you know is nothing – life has ways to leave you naked, brute, or insane – and if there is any sense of morality, it is when you pinch yourself and find out that you are wide awake.