REALITY AS A SOURCE OF CREATIVITY | Jose Higuera

 

 

Jose Higuera, Spanish figurative painter, was born in 1966 in Germany, near Cologne, of Spanish parents that moved two years later back to Spain.
Since an early age he showed a defined interest in drawing and painting, being this a tendency noticed by his school teachers. Encouraged by his teachers and his family, Jose was provided of the needed material to pursue his artistic talent resulting in the fact that at the age of ten years he had already produced his first oil painting. His grandmother decides to put him under the tuition of local artists to initiate him in the knowledge of some techniques of this art and start him painting mainly landscapes; although it should be noted that Jose is basically a self-taught artist with the inevitable influences of the creative movements that he develops with his own style being realism the basis of all his work.
His first exhibitions are received with high interest by the critics and the public and is not long before he stars selling his works with the resulting enthusiasm that encourages him to continue on the not-always-easy road of the art of painting as a profession.
During years Jose works on an exclusive basis with the Art Gallery and Auction House of Madrid, during which period he builds up experience and contacts that allow him to dedicate his time exclusively to painting. He has then presented his works in a number of exhibitions throughout Spain.
At the moment he lives in Cantabria (North of Spain) and the realism in his works continues to be the main characteristic.

Jose Higuera, pintor realista español, nace en Alemania, en 1966, su familia, de origen español, se traslada a España cuando el cuenta con tan solo dos años de edad, desde su infancia muestra gran interés por el dibujo y la pintura hecho este destacado por sus profesores. Alentados por ellos y viendo su familia que su interés por el arte es cada vez mayor, no tardan en proporcionarle los materiales necesarios para sus primeros pasos dentro del mundo de la pintura por lo que a los diez años comienza a pintar al oleo, siendo su abuela materna quien decide que debiera de tomar clases de dibujo y pintura de algunos pintores locales, en un principio le inician en el paisaje, debiendo señalar por otro lado, que su formación como artista es básicamente autodidacta, aunque con las inevitables influencias de los movimientos creativos que el va descubriendo y que van conformando su propio estilo, siendo la realidad en todas sus formas la temática que protagoniza toda su obra. Sus primeras exposiciones son acogidas con gran interés decidiendo así continuar por el no siempre fácil camino del arte, del arte como oficio. Trabaja en exclusiva durante años para la sala de arte y subastas Rodsu’a de Madrid lo que le proporciona la experiencia y los contactos profesionales necesarios para dedicarse a la pintura como única actividad, al tiempo que alterna numerosas exposiciones por diferentes salas de España. En la actualidad reside en Cantabria (España), donde la realidad como tema sigue ocupando su tiempo…

Seguro que Riancho, Casimiro Saiz, Salces, le hubieran admirado por nombrar tan solo los grandes pintores de la pintura Cántabra. Pues si; al gran temperamento, a esa gran sensibilidad del pintor Jose Higuera no le faltó el lindo paisaje de su entorno. Jesús Otero Oreña (Escultor)  http://www.josehiguera.com
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12341638_993229530733756_751949316034011018_n100x81 cm. oil on canvasPainting “Elena” was a request from herself as she wanted to be the model in one of my works. I was fascinated by her sweetness and amazing personality I was fully captivated by her from the very first moment.
I wanted to paint Elena doing an everyday task, bringing water from a near fountain and then sitting and relax.
The result is a very romantic work, I was not looking for a romantic work but Elena influenced and did the painting hers and I was pleasantly surprised with the final result.
Elena is resting under a soft sun that does not heat … only bright in an intense way.