Joao Prates




The Hague, Netherlands



João Prates is Brazilian. He completed his Masters of Photography (MA) at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Arts, Architecture and Design at Metropolitan University in London in 2013. Over the years, he exhibited in London, São Paulo, Breda, The Hague and Amsterdam. João’s work is a celebration of the Tulip, Delft Blue china and the Amazon Forest!

His work is available in Brazil through Galleria Sergio Goncalves in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He participates every two year in the Open Atelier Weekend in the Hague and his works were sold through a gallery in The Hague until before Corona. The artist is soon making his work available through his website. In November 2021, João hopes to exhibit at De Mimis Gallery in Amsterdam. João’s work is in corporate and private collections in various cities in the Netherlands as well as in London, Geneva, Houston, Rio de Janeiro and Kuwait. He lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.


The Work Is An Open Box Slightly Smaller Than 1 X 1 X 1 Cm Made Of Aluminum With On Each Of The Four Standing Sides An Image Of Peach Coloured Tulips Against A Black Background. The Bottom Of The Cube Will Consist Of  Unprinted Aluminum.

The Observer Can Remove The Box. When Doing So The Outside Of The Box Shows Images Of Flora  From The Brazilian Rainforrest.

The Images Will Be Printed Directly Onto The Aluminum Casing. The Five Sides Of The Casing Will Then Be Welded Together To Prevent The Use Of Glue.

The Viewer Will Need To Make An Effort To See Inside The Box Whilst It Is In The Grid, Given The Photographic Images Are Two Dimensional. When The Viewer Removes The Box From The Grid, The Images Printed On The Outside Show Flora From The Brazilian Rainforrest.