Jose’s soft still life paintings are like visual puns. He creates relationships between objects that evoke both amusement and contemplation in the viewer. By devising a clever dialogue between objects, Jose turns a still life into a story. Jose utilizes a classical realist style with a gentle nod to surrealism through his unique subject selections. He is inspired by everyday objects, particularly those with a quality of nostalgia, memory, or humor. Jose paints out of his Los Angeles area apartment, where he also enjoys playing the keyboard and reading art books.
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I fell in love with this piece the first time I saw it and have been following Jose’s work at ugallery for a long while. In this time when so many artists are struggling, we decided to finally purchase this now. It brings me pleasure every day.- E Ramage