Jose Morales & Other Artists from El Salvador AArtistʼs Statement ndrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery
My work keeps changing whenever I am introduced to a new technique. Lately over the last two years I have been focused on work with the human figure. My goal is to express the humanity that surrounds my everyday life. In this exhibition at the ALMAG I present one particular painting that I did a few years ago. That painting is to show the public my point of departure with the human figure. Initially I oversimplified the figure with a few lines showing only suggestions to the contour of the form. I have also included my new escapades on colour and line; giving the work a chance to have more shape, but keeping the composition simple.
In this exhibition I wanted to introduce the viewer to my roots, and give them hints into my past by presenting paintings from other artists from El Salvador. This is not to say that I have not found ideas of inspiration in Canada.
I appreciate having the paintings in my show from Hector Hernandez, Augusto and Bernardo Crespin, Isaias Mata, and others particularly my first art professor el Maestro Orellana who gave me the first opportunity to discover the enchantment of the brush. To include Professor Orellana in the exhibit is a way of saying “Good-bye” after his passing in 2009.