On António Conceição Júnior much has already been
said by those, much better than I, who know how to say
artists, politicians and public in general. I will only be able to say
it as a friend.
Twenty years ago I had the privilege of knowing
Antonio and being accepted
by him in his World. Since that day I visited António as many times in
Macau that I lost the count of it. Our friendship grew to the point of
considering him a brother and I dare to call his family as mine.
I discretely took possession of a privacy that allowed me a unique
point of observation to view the multifaceted work of the artist that
António Conceição Júnior is. A Work that does not only include himself
alone but, and much more, dedicated to the promotion of others and
mainly of the Fatherland.
I attended the great exhibitions he organized, the making of books,
his fashion shows, his paintings, his photography, an all creative
path permanently linking East and West.
António masters the mathematics of beauty in conjunction with
friendship. For him the "golden section" and feng shui are just
natural, the most adverse complexities result in simplicity. He
commands Portuguese as well as Chinese, and that is a most inestimable
All this work of his had its rewards, but the usual and atavic
national blindness of who only has obligation to see, still did not
allow to give means to this extraordinary man that António Conceição
Júnior is, so that he becomes the obvious bridge, that the Country so
much needs, for the biggest market of the world; China.
President of the Portuguese Section of
IIDA - International Interior Design Association