Jose Manuel Mesias

Jose Manuel Mesias
May 5, 2015 ARTempo
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Jose Manuel Mesias

Artist's Statement

The artwork of José Manuel revolves around the idea of art as a medium for the exploration of the unknown through objects, spaces, and people close to his daily experience. He takes a journey through the thick tapestry of the “real world” toward a tranquil, mostly silent, domain of essences and profundity.  Silent and mysterious large format paintings, portraits more expressionistic, along with small creations of rich textures and a certain poetic air and spontaneity are the principles of his creativity.  His artwork recounts the beauty and the deteriation of the urban context while also conveying in equal parts the anxiety and wonder it provokes.

Brief Bio

Born:  1990

Year of First Sale:  2010

Awards

2013 Artist in Residence, Proyecto Havana Cultura, Havana Club Internacional, Havana, Cuba

2013 TRIP Exchange Project ISA-Universidad de los Andes,  Bogotá, Colombia / Havana, Cuba

2007-2008 Exchange Project, Cuba-U.K. Solidarity in Art, London , England / Havana, Cuba

Collections

Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art Collection, Bogotá, Colombia; Nina Menocal Collection, Mexico City, Mexico; Robert Newman, USA; Alfredo Montenegro, Colombia;