"Mother and Child"
by Jose Joya
8.25 in (dia)
About the Artist
José Joya (b.1931 - d.1995) was a Filipino painter best known for his Abstract Expressionist works which utilized a variety of techniques, including controlled drips, impasto strokes, and transparent layering. “In creating an artwork the artist is concretizing his need for communication,” the artist has said of his practice. “He has an irresistible urge to reach that level of spiritual satisfaction and to project what he is and what he thinks through his work.” His work, often inspired by the tropical wildlife of his home country, was painted with bold, vibrant colors. In Hills of Nika, he paints loose, chaotic strokes of burnt orange, yellow, and turquoise and in Green Mansions he paints leaf-like shapes in yellowy-green.
Born on June 3, 1931 in Manila, Philippines he attended the University of the Philippines in 1953. He later pursued a graduate degree at the Cranbrook School of Art in Michigan on a Fulbright Smith-Mundt scholarship. After completing his studies, he became a member of the Saturday Group, a weekly meeting of artists working in Manila during which they discussed current artistic trends. Joya showed his works at the Philippine Art Gallery, the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Philippine Art, the National Museum, and the Ayala Museum. Joya died in 1995 in Manila, Philippines. After his death, a retrospective of his work was held at the National Museum in Manila in 2011.
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