I´m a classical realist still life and trompe l´oeil painter.
I´m inspired in painting highly detailed paintings full of humor, symbolism and nostalgia.
I find inspiration in objects that I find and collect, I want each and every one of them to be able to tell a story.
I use toys, currencies, playing cards, figurines, souvenirs, vintage and all kinds of objects. I want to take the viewer on a trip to my world and imagination…I want to fool them, entertain them and make them smile!
Jose was born in El Salvador in 1974.
He has been drawing since the age of 7 and painting since he was 21 years old.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
He has taken classes and workshops with Tony Curanaj, Justin Wood, David Gray, Sean Cheetham, Michelle Dunaway, and Mayra Barraza.
He has won first, second and third place awards in Torrance Artists’ Guild “Small Treasures category” and was invited by Ugallery to participate in the Affordable Art Fair show in the fall of 2017 in New York. He is being represented by the online gallery Ugallery.
His paintings can be found on collections in the United States and El Salvador.
Jose is being represented by the online gallery Ugallery