Creativity Explored
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Creativity Explored

José Nuñez

José Nuñez (b. 1945, El Salvador) uses a simple, assured stroke to delineate the shapes of his subjects, which he often repeats or elongates to fill the picture plane, giving his work a complex graphic arrangement. Hints and washes of color are added to punctuate and accent the strength and delicacy of his line.

The flora and fauna of his beloved El Salvador occupy a large portion of his attention, as does figural work that draws on traditional religious sculpture and painting. Faces made with a minimum of strokes sit atop extremely long, slender legs finished with bare feet in profile. These columnar figures lean and sway to coexist equally in the frame, rarely touching but very close, often separated by long-stemmed flowers tipped with color. Nuñez's series of angelic portraiture is made distinct by sets of feathered wings, tiny upraised arms, and spikes of laurel.

Nuñez joined the Creativity Explored studio shortly after moving to California in 1996, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally (See below). In 2011 CB2 chose Nuñez's work to adorn a complete set of bedding.

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Samples of Nuñez's work

Selected Exhibitions

Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability, SFO Museum , San Francisco Airport Terminal 3 Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security

Here, There and Everywhere, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Elemental Renditions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Palomas Plantas y Figuras, Brett McDowell, Dunedin, New Zealand
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Dialogue Project at Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi Cure Gallery, Funabashi, Japan