Jose Luis Ceña

Jose Luis Ceña blev født i Malaga i 1982, han bor og arbejder i Madrid.

I særdeledhed er der to specifikke tilgange som udforskes af den spanske maler Jose Luis Ceña.
Disse ideer er de to grundlæggende elementer i hans maleri: begreberne form og farve.
Med hensyn til form undersøger han det væsentlige spørgsmål om, hvordan vi kan lave meningsfulde malerier i kølvandet på det abstrakte kunstbevægelser i det 20. århundrede. Og især nu i 2020, hvordan abstraktion kan fungere i en verden af ​​superrealistisk digital fotografering.

Kompositionelt præsenterer Jose ofte scener, der minder om den spontane følelse af fotografier. Som det flygtige øjeblik fanget, når nogen åbner en dør, klatrer op i et træ eller springer ned på jorden. Motiverne i hans malerier præsenteres ikke for seeren i traditionel forstand, men er fanget i et øjeblik, der dokumenterer dem. Skikkelserne i malerierne ignorerer normalt seeren. De mødes ikke eller anerkender publikums blik, og det øger en følelse af voyeurisme og at kigge ind. Vi er de ukendte seere, der ser ind i det skjulte.
Dette berører den tid, vi lever i, af allestedsnærværende overvågning ignoreret. Vi bliver konstant observeret, videooptaget, scannet og fotograferet, selv i hverdagens almindelige øjeblikke.
Hans scener er befolket af de mest kendte elementer (mennesker, træer, dyr, huse, biler), men de er samlet i friske, surrealistiske, ulogiske sammensætninger, der føles blandede og overbelastede.
I kunsten er der en mangel på åbenlyst fortælling og er istedet en invitation til seeren, der aktiverer interesse og nysgerrighed. Det, Jose gør usædvanligt godt, er at udforske friktionen mellem realismemanifestet ved at male et velkendt objekt med spot-on nøjagtighed (dvs. en grøn VW-varevogn) mens han sender andre dele af det samme billede i bånd med farverig abstraktion og levende toner, som skaber en følelse af nysgerrig uvirkelighed. Malerierne fremkalder dermed ikke direkte mening, men antyder snarere den skjulte virkelighed i følelser, en chance, en fortælling. Af samme årsag vil hans kunst fungere som en matrix af den melankolske følelse blandt publikum, der til trods for ikke at have oplevet de afbildede begivenheder, bliver poetisk opfordret til at føle nostalgi af øjeblikke, der hører fortiden til.
UDDANNELSE

Complutense University, Madrid.
Engraving & Graphic Design.
Royal Mint Grant. Madrid.
Professor of Etching at Master in Media Graphics Printing.
Castilla la Mancha University.

UDVALGTE SOLO OG GRUPPEUDSTILLINGER

2020
Group Show, At the edge of realism, Kirk Gallery, Denmark

2019
Solo exhibition ` NoWhere ́. Mirus Gallery. San Francisco.
Group exhibition ` Aletheia ́. Mirus Gallery. Denver.
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Solo exhibition ` Tierra de Nadie ́. The Blue Ant Gallery. Madrid
Exhibition of Contemporary Spanish Figuration. Hoki Museum. Japan. Contemporary LA Art Fair. Los Ángeles. John Natsoulas Gallery.
Contemporary art fair JustLX Lisbon.The Blue Ant Gallery.

Contemporary art fair AAF London (Battersea Park). Iona House Gallery.
3nd International Figurative Biennale, John Natsoulas Gallery. California.

2018
Solo exhibition ` WonderLand ́ Alain Daudet Gallery. Toulouse
Solo exhibition `Beautiful Disasters ́ curated by Sasha Bogojeb.
Tales of Art Gallery. Imola

Contemporary art fair SCOPE Basel 018. Switzerland. Mercedes Roldán Gallery

Contemporary art fair. Lausanne Art Fair. Switzerland. Mercedes Roldán Gallery

Contemporary art fair AAF London (Battersea Park). Iona House Gallery
2nd International Figurative Biennale, John Natsoulas Gallery.California
Exhibition ` Painting the figure now ́ organized by the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art of Wisconsin and curated by Walt Morton and Didi Menendez.

2017
Solo exhibition Sunny Art Centre. London.
Honorable Mention & Artemiranda award IV Painting Prize ModPortrait. Exhibition “Honoring the Legacy of David Park” curated by Huffington Post art critic, John Seed. (California)

Fair drawing and print, Gabinete.
Real Mint Museum. Madrid

Contemporary art fair AAF London
Contemporary art fair AFF Brussels

Contemporary art fair Fresh Art Fair.UK
Contemporary art fair Art3F Toulouse.

2016
Solo exhibition Red Nankim Gallery (Oporto)
Solo exhibition `Miradas ́ Jordi Barnadas Gallery (Barcelona)

Exhibition OPEN MIND, Essen (Alemania).
Real Círculo Artístico de Barcelona

Contemporary art fair AAF London (Battersea ).

International Figurative Biennale, John
Natsoulas Gallery ( California.)
Contemporary art fair S.A.C.O. (Sevilla)
Contemporary art fair AAF Bristol.

2015
Honorable Mention XVIII Painting Prize Foundation Mainel.
Affordable Art Fair. Bristol.

Contemporary art fair “Affordable Art Fair”. London (Battersea ).
Contemporary art fair “Affordable Art Fair”. New York.

Prize Foundation Caja Rural de Jaén.
Contemporary Art Fair in Chelsea.

2014
Honorable Mention II Award Mod Portrait
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Contemporary art fair “Affordable Art Fair”.
Prize adquisition. Bodegas Lozano Prize. XIII Award “ Virgen de las Vifias” (Tomelloso).
Contemporary art fair “Affordable Art Fair” Bristol.
Finalist International Competition of Graphic Art Carmen Arozena.

2013
Finalist. XIV National Engraving Award “Jose Caballero”.
Second Prize Competition. XXVI Francisco Pradilla Award.

2012
Painting Prize Finalist XXL Lopez Villaseñor. · Collective exhibition “Mediterranean”.
London

2011
National Wetland Museum (China).

Artistic Exchange with the National Wetland
Museum of China.
Medal of Honor. XX Lopez Villaseñor Award.
Finalist VI Figurative Painting Award. Arts & Artists Foundation.
MEAM·European Contemporary Art
Museum.Barcelona. Barcelona.

Madrid Art Fair 2011. Stand Arts & Artists Foundation.

Exhibitions “Color” and “Water “. Santiago Echeberria Gallery (Madrid).
Salao Spring Exhibition 2011 ( Oporto).

2008-2010
Bodegas Lozano Prize. IX Award
“ Virgen de las Vifias” ( Tomelloso ).
Solo exhibition Sanchez & Juan Gallery (Elche )
Solo exhibition. Space 36 Gallery (Zamora).
Finalist and Price adquisition V Figurative Painting Award 2010. Arts &
Artists Foundation. Barcelona.

Honorable Mention. National Award “Retiro’s Park”.
1st Prize painting competition X Brihuega.
1st Prize Young Artist. VII National Award
“The Green Brush”.
· Art· Hotel 2009. Cartagena Artfair.

Prize “Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones “.
X National Award Rafael Boti. Torrelodones.
Prize adquisition. National Competition Contemporary Art. Torrelodones
1st Prize. XIV International Painting Award. Cifuentes.
1st Prize. XV Siguenza National Award. · 1st price “Casino Gran Madrid
Torrelodones “.IX Rafael Boti Foundation. · Prize “ Ricardo Arredondo “. IV National Painting Contest Toledo.

2007
Honorable Mention. Painting Award “ Plaza de Oriente “. Foundation Madrid’s Friends.

2006
1st prize.VII International Award Valparaiso Foundation.
1st prize in the XXVI National Painting Competition Villa de Parla
1st prize in the National Award XXIV Azuqueca’s Village.

2005
Prize adquisition in the IX National Award Painting and Sculpture Aranjuez ‘s Village.