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Jose Higuera Reality

Criteria why an artist decides to take one path and not another one since are not always clearly defined, sometimes, not even by the artist. During a creative process countless external and internal circumstances have an  influence in it. They drive in a difficult way to control to try to internally understand what one wants to tell, express, etc, but cannot. Sometimes, in the middle of the process either the starting point or the path that once was chosen for this aim is forgotten. As a result, the artist can find different ways to express the initial idea.

The painting language is as wide as creativity itself. Therefore, the election of this language should never depend on punctual movements or linear cultural streams or one unique way of thinking. However, if it is massively applied, it impoverishes the individual creativity. This gives art its value and art has to feed on.   

Reality as a path is, from my point of view, as valid as any other and, as any other, has the necessary public to validate its existence.     

What gives sense to reality and attracts all my interest are plasticity and the huge chromatism reality has. I have a calm and continuous struggle against time, suffering, against all form and movement. I try that reality makes part of the canvas and not only stays a mere photographic representation. All this is what makes painting the reason for my living as an artist.

Posted by Jose Higuera on 3/24/13

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