Juno Zago

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João (Juno) Zago is a queer visual artist working in Newark, NJ. Born in Brazil, Zago came to the US in 2005 where he’s since lived in and around Newark. In 2016 he obtained his BA in Visual Art from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

As an artist, Zago wants to bring together disparate media and images, creating process-based compositions on paper and canvas. He mainly paints and collages, creating a series of portraits over the years that dwells in themes like introspection, sexuality, and longing for human connection. He’s also inspired by internet meme culture – not so much the humor, but the fast-paced, image-based nature that sees pictures appropriated in inventive and unexpected ways.

Selected Works