Jerusa Simone is a Portuguese artist originally from Porto and she graduated in fine arts from the Escola Artística do Porto. Jerusa Simone’s approach to painting is based on daily personal experiences, reoccurring emotions, and memories.
In her process, naive drawings often emerge from abstract backgrounds created devoid of pre-existing ideas, allowing her to embrace painting as an act based on spontaneous movements and intuitive choices. Subtle, informal lines give shape to ordinary objects assembled with human figures, reproducing familiar visual signs as well as strangeness. All her work, regardless of the medium, consists of reconstructing the connection between symbols and meaning, using abstract and figurative forms, color and texture to stimulate the viewer visually and intellectually.
During the past years, she has been exploring different mediums, from painting to video art. This gave her the opportunity to exhibit her work internationally in various contexts and places, including Portugal, Italy, Saudi Arabia, England, Greece, Spain, the USA, and most recently Switzerland. The artist currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.