Jose Gomez is a mixed-media artist, originally from Seville and based in London. Since completing his degree in Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) in 2012, Jose has since developed another side of his artistic craft, with the making of abstract, figurative paintings and prints. His work has featured in several London group exhibitions – incl. 130 Views at Oxford House, Made in Bermondsey at The Bermondsey Project, The Ones to Watch At the Facade Gallery – and he presented his first solo show, “Colores dame colores”, at the Sharp Gallery in 2014 . Jose is currently working on a new series of collages and abstract work heavily exploring themes of consumerism, flesh and wit in the world of fashion and Pop art.
To me, painting is an intimate adventure. I became increasingly interested in the effects created by the energy and vitality of colours and textures on different surfaces. I consider my cultural identity, from Southern Spain, as a significant influence in my work as well as my life experiences from being a pleasure-seeking Londoner. Informed by a variety of art movements – such as Pop Art and the gesture of expressionism – my practise is a cheeky mix of sculpture and paintings, often playing with deconstruction of the ready-made and found objects as a starting point to explore new ideas.