Final work by jorge cruz

"The empty spaces in the pictures, determined by the format, open the doors to individual perception. Disorientation caused by these “blank spots” becomes lodged in the memory, increasing the processor’s performance. This performance is boosted further by the black and white look of the landscapes re-presented in this work. 

Announcing the landscape’s presence. Heightening perception. A distinctive feature of this technique is that the wider picture is not apparent until seen from a distance. The details, the pixels, painstakingly assembled, reveal their full meaning only when they lose their identity, seen from afar. "

Zhanjiang september 2016


Jorge da Cruz – one step before happiness serie – Coal on craft paper diferent sizes paper – total 1600x210cm China Residency - 2016 - Zhanjiang

My exibition wall - 16 meters (apx) by jorge cruz


COALESCENCE exibition work - almost ready by jorge cruz


one step before happiness (serie) - Coalescente exibition - 

"The empty spaces in the pictures, determined by the format, open the doors to individual perception. Disorientation caused by these “blank spots” becomes lodged in the memory, increasing the processor’s performance. This performance is boosted further by the black and white look of the landscapes re-presented in this work. 

Announcing the landscape’s presence. Heightening perception. A distinctive feature of this technique is that the wider picture is not apparent until seen from a distance. The details, the pixels, painstakingly assembled, reveal their full meaning only when they lose their identity, seen from afar. "

China social events (ufff) by jorge cruz


China is a country that has long been known for its ceremonies and etiquette through the ages. However, it can be something of a culture shock when it comes to the differences between the social niceties between the country and the western world. The following is an introduction to the daily manners and courtesies of social life in China.

 Greetings
In different countries, people have different ways of greetings. Before your China trip, do you want to learn something practical about Chinese people's greeting etiquette? In this section, you can get some knowledge of how Chinese people greet with each other. Hope it helps.

Make Introductions
In this section, you can learn some Chinese about how to introduce yourself to others and some tips of self-introduction.

Self-introduction
With regard to introducing yourself there is little difference between China and elsewhere. It is considered polite to give your full name, job positions and the place you work for, especially on more formal occasions.

Being introduced
If someone is making the introductions, to introduce your self is considered disrespectful. So when it is your turn to be introduced, stand up, smile and look at the people also being introduced with ease. After being introduced, you can shake hands with each other and give mutual greetings, sometimes with an exchange of calling cards.
 

Introduce to others
In China, there are many strict conventional rules on introduction to others:
a. The junior should be introduced to the senior first;
b. The male should be introduced to the female first;
c. The inferior should be introduced to the superior first;
d. The host should be introduced to the guest first.
These ways of introduction is to show high respect to the senior, the female, the superior and the guest. However, if you are in a generally more informal occasion, the introduction to others can be less ceremonious.

 Handshaking
It's said that the comity of handshaking originated in remote antiquity. At that time, human beings lived on hunting. If they happened to meet a stranger, they would throw their hunting tools aside and laid open the hands to show the person. With the change of eras, this action has become etiquette in people's life.

 Table Manners
Like the people in western countries, the Chinese are particular about the table manners. Through this section, you will have an acquaintance with how to use chopsticks correctly and other manners about dining.

Family Visiting
Maybe, it's the first time that you have come to China and you haven't called at any Chinese family before. Here, you can get some very practical tips of a Chinese family visiting. Especially, Chinese people are very particular about the amenity of 'courtesy demands reciprocity'. In China, giving a gift often happens. This is a very important etiquette in communication.

11 October university talk. Me and Tom by jorge cruz


Tom and me we were the firsts in a serie of 3 talks in the University of Zhanjiang. Amazing experience. We had the opportunity to talk about our work process and how is to be an artist in a placê where we came from.

Exibition preparation : Framming? by jorge cruz