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Artist Reception

Mar 16 2019
Venue: Milinda Perry Gallery, 117 East F Street, Benicia
707-368-1075

 

Artist Reception

Saturday, March 16

5-7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a reception for artist, Jose Luis Varto, at the Milinda Perry Gallery.  Jose's exhibit will be on display March 1st through April 30th.

 

Partial BIO:  From Jose's early years he was strongly attracted towards sketching. Inspired by his father, a painting devotee who provided him with his first drawing tools, and by his mother, from whom he inherited his passion for observation; he developed a steady and sound sketching. Mesmerized by the human body, he soon came to understand its tridimensionality, and that of several other objects; growing more sensitive towards color and shape.

He then went on to study in the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM); where he polished his technique and became acquainted with several others, such as photography and engraving. He created many artwork and participated in several exhibitions.

He enjoys the pleasure of crafting surreal or realistic pieces, manipulating colors and artistically distributing them on any surface, creating easily recognizable shapes, or abstract figures in unimaginable, dreamlike settings; with one-of-a-kind characteristics, that set them apart from traditional and old-school painting. He relies in his enormous imagination to innovate and produce "state-of-the-art" pieces.