Artist member since 2019
Jose Cifuentes is a thirty-five-year-old abstract artist from Medellin, Colombia based in Toronto, Canada, in the cool Junction Triangle neighborhood. His art is a mixture of thick knife strokes with free-hand illustrations on canvas and recycled surfaces. Visual representations of freedom and deep emotions via close-ups and micro expressions.
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. "I paint to show you that freedom exists, it's in your nature."
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
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