I am a visual artist, originally from Seville and based in London. My practice is about perception, form and colour: visual and conceptual. I explore through my paintings how mindfulness as a natural quality touches our sense in our collective and popular territory.
As an artist I am mainly interested in creating works that call for the participation of the viewers. I consider my cultural identity, from Southern Spain, a significant inspiration for my work as well as my observations and experiences from being a pleasure-seeking Londoner. My work has also been influenced by artists who have had a profound impact in my formative years, such as Willem de Kooning, Peter Doig and David Hockney. As a dynamic and innovation-seeking artist I evolve in each series of work that I make, using different materials and techniques which allow me to explore from various perspectives with energy, expression and freedom. The human figure and vivid colours are present in my paintings; it allows me to switch seemingly from abstract to figurative composition.
I started studying Fine Art in Seville in the late 80’s the School of applied arts and artistic trades. For his variety of cultures and artistic movements, Seville is a rich source in gothic and Arab architecture and baroque paintings and sculptures which were a rich source of inspiration for me. I moved to London in 2000 with the new millennium, I studied Sculpture at the Camberwell College of Arts, obtaining a BA in 2012. Since then, my work has been shown in many Group exhibitions around London including: The Espacio Gallery (Flesh, 2015), The Menier Gallery (Beyond Margins, 2015), The OXO Tower (Tribe 17 at the Bargehouse, 2017) and The Tower Bridge Engine Rooms (The Art Bridge #8, 2018). My latest solo exhibition was travelling through art spaces and art galleries in Valencia (Spain) for 6 months until March 2019.
2009 – 2012: Award: BA (HONS) Sculpture. University of the Arts: Camberwell College of arts. London, UK
2008 - 2019: Award: BTEC foundation Art and Design diploma. Lewisham College. London, UK
2007 - 2008: Award: BTEC Art, Design and media. Westminster Kingsway College. London, UK
22 – 28 July, “Artist takeover” Studio 73 Gallery, London, UK
13 February - 29 March, 2 Self Portraits” La Botheca, Valencia, Spain
27 December - 11 February 2019, "Self-portraits” Jardin Urbano, Valencia, Spain
07 November - 21 December, "Self-portraits” Espacio Le Riz, Valencia, Spain
O5 - 30 October, "Self-portraits” Espacio Ronda Valencia, Valencia, Spain
12 January - 5 February. "Self-portraits” Just Off the Wall" Trip Space,
30 April – 30 May. “Colores dame colores” Salome Gallery. London, UK
22 – 30 May, “Commixture” The Coffee Lover, London, UK
07-17 Oct. “ECOFeminism Festival”. Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, UK
30 July – 30 September. “Heterotopia”. (SEAS) The Ledward Centre, Brighton, UK
05 August – 05 September, “Re:store Re:new Re:imagine - Finding Balance Through art”. Willesden Gallery, London, UK
01 March – Ongoing, The new tenants. Around the hose productions, Online
8th - 26 February. “Re:store Re:new Re:imagine - Finding Balance Through art”. Willesden Gallery, London. Online
29 January – Ongoing. “The Virtual Art Fair - Fourth Edition”. Online
11 October - 11 November. “Artistic creation in times of Covid”. Diafano, Online
08 September - 08 October, Museo Virtual, Mundoarti, Online
4 September - Ongoing The Virtual Art Fair - Third Edition”. Online
4 September – Ongoing. “The Virtual Art Fair - Third Edition”. Online
05 – 15 July, “Pride Exhibition” (PBHA) The Hub, London, UK
28 - 30 June, “MxMen, Positive masculinity festival” The Ugly Duck, London, UK
29 June - 10 July, “Contemporary Art Fair” Old Street Gallery” London, UK
6 – 8 June, London Pop Art Fair, Sunny Art Centre, London, UK
8 -11 March, “Sheroes” The Ugly Duck, London, UK
12 -15 October, “Tribe17”, Xoxo, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
19 May -20 December. “Art at the Bridge #8 Construction - Destruction – Reconstruction” Tower Bridge Engine Rooms, London, UK
23 May - 23 July, “FT2” Actiu Showroom, London, UK
12 December - 30 January, “Winter Solstice” Salome Gallery. London, UK
7 - 12 November, “GFest Beyond Margins” Menier Gallery, London, UK
1 October - 2 October, “Tribe16” Ugly Duck, London, UK
20 May, “If the walls could speak”, event. Buster Mantis, London,UK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you open your studio to visitors?
By appointment only
Who do you open your studio to?
To curators, exhibition organizers, interior designers, potential buyers and members of the public who'd like to see more of my work.
How can we find out more about your work?
On my Instagram (@josegomezlondon) and on my Facebook page (Jose Gomez Artwork). I have a profile on the Saatchi website (saatchiart.com)
What would be the easiest way for interested buyers to contact you?
By sending me an email via my Contact page or a direct message on Instagram (@josegomezlondon)
Where can we see your work?
I have uploaded images of all my work on Instagram (@josegomezart) and I also have a collection of it on my profile in saatchiart.com
Where do you exhibit the most?
Primarily in London, in group exhibitions. I have also exhibited my work in art fairs in London, such as Chrom-art's Tribe 16 & 17 and London Pop Art Fair.
Do you also exhibit solo?
Yes. My recent exhibition was at Studio 73, in Brixton (London, UK)
Do you exhibit outside london and the UK?
Yes. My most recent abroad exhibition was in Valencia and organized by Mundi Arti
Do you accept commissioned projects?
Would you donate some of your work to charities?
Yes. I have done it in the past. I donated some of my previous work to Stockwell Park Community Centre
Would you be interested in collaborating with charities to make some new work?
Is there any particular charities you would interested in collaborating with?
Is your work suitable for offices and other business environments?
Yes. My abstract paintings in particular.
Would you be interested in sponsorship?
Would you be interested in working with art consultants?
Would you be interested in collaborating with interior designers and/or interior design studios?
What is the best way for interior designers to work with you?
They can either email me directly via my contact page or to make an appointment for a studio visit if they are interested in any of my existing work or, we can start a conversation on any ideas they have in mind for me to make a new piece a work for their projects. In any cases, I'm open to any suggestions.
Do you have any print limited edition of your original work?
Yes. 10 prints of Carmen from the Chulas y Flamencas series. They are available to purchase at Studio 73.
Are you interested in being contacted by art galleries or agents?
Are you interested in being represented by art galleries?
Have your work ever been published in magazines or any other publications?
Yes. Mainly in catalogues for some of my exhibitions and online interviews about my previous exhibitions, including La Tundra Revista and Politica Local.
Where can we read about your work and you as an artist?
There are a couple of features in Spanish newspapers, Politica Local and La Tundra Revista. There is also an hour long interview by Carnaval Plaza radio show in the UK-based South American broadcast Aculco Radio.
Are you interested in being contacted by art magazines and journalists?
Have you ever showed your work in Spain?
Yes. I had a 6 months Solo touring exhibition in Valencia organized by Mundi Arti, in Autumn-Winter 2018/19.
Are you interested in collaborating with theatre makers and companies?
Would you consider making original work for dance and theatre companies and venues?
Yes. The accompanying art installation I did for Chrom-art's Tribe 17 was inspired by movement and with my desire of collaborating with dancers and choreographers in mind.
Do you do any drawings?
Sometimes, yes. You can see some of them on my Facebook page, Jose Gomez Drawings.
What material do you use the most?
What are your main inspiration(s)?
Everyday life. My travels. Abstract and contemporary artists such as Willem Koenig, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso. Figurative Spanish and European artists such as Peter Doig, Ocana, Diego Velazquez, Francis Bacon.