Artist member since 2019
Abstract artist from Medellin, Colombia based in Toronto, Canada. Art consisting of a mixture of thick knife strokes combined with free-hand illustrations, on canvas and recycled surfaces. Collector of moods that are vividly represented in paint strokes, loose lines, drips and passionate splatters. Jose depicts views of what freedom should be and should feel like, amidst the ideal marriage of fine and urban art. Drawing from his experiences as an immigrant in the U.S.A, and now in Canada, he express the authenticity of artistic freedom and emotional havoc that comes with it. Being an immigrant is a constant struggle with instability. The power in this struggle is that, by facing reality on a daily basis, it allows you to become bold, fearless and free. Jose's loose lines reflect the desire to act freely, with intuition.
Mind is a Myth by U.G Krishnamurti
Describe your home in 3 words
Cozy, Artsy, Green
What do you listen to when you work?
Cannonball Adderley, Wu-Tang Clan, Radiohead
Who do you consider a genius?
Anyone who makes a good living doing what they love
Why is art important to you?
Art is the voice in my head that tells me to paint, to express, to create and share with the world.
Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words
Curious, brave, deep
Select Past Exhibitions
Secret Location, Hoboken NJ, USA
NYU New York University, New York City NY, USA
UBUNTU - Auction and Fundraiser to bring medical aid to Africa
Full House Printing, Hoboken NJ, USA
Solo Show: Searchless
Maxwell's Bar, Hoboken NJ, USA
Neumann at Maxwell's Fundraiser Group Show
Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken NJ, USA
Park Avenue Gallery Bar, Union City NJ, USA
The Artist's Mythology
O'Connells Gallery Bar, Jersey City NJ, USA
Solo Show: The Reality of John Doe
Paul Vincent Studios, Hoboken NJ, USA
Cultural Arts Center of Hackensack, Hackensack NJ, USA
Latin American Art Exhibit
Arta Gallery, Toronto
Arta Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Arts Council Newcomer & Refugee Grant
The Frenetic Abstraction of Jose Cifuentes
Two Wavy Magazine
The Work of Jose Cifuentes
Fashion Arts & Business
Bergen Community College
Associates Degree in Fine Arts
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