Born in 1946 in Havana, Cuba. In 1960 at the age of 13, Jose and his family moved to Mexico City where he resided for two years. During his years in Mexico, Jose was deeply moved by the vibrancy and diversity of Mexican art and culture. He has great appreciation for the works of painters Pedro Coronel and Rufino Tamayo, as well as the Pre-Colombian architecture of the Aztec and Maya eras.
In 1962 moved to Los Angeles, California where his passion for the visual arts continued to develop. He attended California State University, took coursework in drawing, painting, and three-dimensional design, and began to work with various media including cut paper and acrylics.
In1974 moved to Miami. In addition to painting he became a cabinetmaker and eventually transitioned to sculptures. To continue his artistic development, Jose has studied painting with master painter Baruj Salinas and sculpture with master sculptor Enrique Gay Garcia.
Recent exhibitions of his work:
§ Wynnwood Juried Show-Curator’s Voice Art Projects-2017, Miami,FL
§ My Cuban Experience-BAY arts Gallery-2017, Cleveland, OH
§ MADI-Museum of Geometric and MADI Art-2015, Dallas, TX
§ Latin Views 2014- Alexey von Schlippe Gallery-University of Connecticut-2014-Groton,CT
§ Synergy-Artists in Collaboration MDCC Gallery-2014, Miami,FL
§ Kontempo Art-2013, Miami, FL
§ Cremata Art gallery-Contemporary Geometric Abstractions, 2012, Miami, FL
§ Arte America-2011, Miami Beach, FL
§ Cuba Nostalgia-2012, 2011 & 2010, Miami, FL
§ Cremata Art Gallery-Abstractomicina, 2010, Miami,FL
§ Hispanic Art Expressions-2009 & 2008, Miami, FL
§ Saladrigas Art Gallery-Ignatian Center for the Art 2008, Miami, FL