Jemmiro (born Belmiro Antonio Jemusse on March 16, 1976) is an artist from Mozambique. He has transitioned into South Africa in 2003 to become a full-time artist and to escape what he describes as “limitations in Mozambique” art scene. He studied drawing, painting and print-making and has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions
In the efforts to “find himself” as an artist, Jemmiro has produced a number of works, notably “Fragments”, “Finding The Inner Child”, “Supermom” and “Under The Moonlight”, the latter was featured in a solo exhibition.
He is constantly exploring new ways of bringing memories and imagination to light and with this light he captures the ethereal which seems all the poignant because of its placement in the familiar.
He has recently become drawn to the Superblur movement. “Saudades” is the word he uses to describe his work. It doesn’t have a direct translation in English but to Jemmiro it represents, as someone once said, “memories and moments in time” that are now gone and is akin to nostalgia but is more than that. “Saudade was once described as “the love that remains” after someone is gone.”
There is “too much technology” and “no more social life” according to Jemmiro, “no human contact”. His Superblur art expresses the longing for those days and moments in time when humans connected to each other instead of technology. His paintings “can be anywhere and anytime”, not qualified by time and space but rather by the memory of the human emotion captured on canvas.
His artworks have been sold to collectors across South Africa, Mozambique, USA, UK, Canada, Japan and many others .
Manifesto for The Superblur Art Movement:
1. Superblur refers to a method of creating art using the definition of the word blur.
2. Thus the focus of the art will be to make the object or classification of the art unclear or less distinct .
3. Superblur will also focus elements that cannot be seen or heard clearly.
4. When photography is used with the elements of Superblur in mind, the camera will be manipulated or even be shaken to blur the picture and the aim is to produce images that are similar to abstract art in painting.
5. Instead of creating art for the sake of art, elements of art movements such as Superflat, Superstroke, Cubism and so forth, will be blurred in an attempt to create art that will be known as Superblur art.
6. The symbol for Superblur is the abstract bar code to differentiate it from other art movements such as Neo-Expressionism.