Surreal portrait paintings artist, Jesùs Leguizamo explores psychology with art.
Jesùs Leguizamo creates surreal portrait paintings. His interest in art peaked when he was young as he found himself recreating images from various magazines and comics. Though he always possessed an artistic mind, he gained more reflection on his images through his constant visits to the cinema.
Jesùs’s artistic style has been praised by several psychologists due to the manner in which he explores human fragility.
His work has been presented in several exhibitions in London, Madrid, Los Angeles; and they belong to several private collections.
Exploring Psychology With Surreal Portrait Paintings
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Surreal portrait paintings style
“My painting is a physical and nervous impulse on the image,” says Jesùs. He uses the various concepts of art to create a game between the title and the subject of the painting. He combines expressionism with realistic brush strokes to separate the impulsive expressions from the subject’s identity. This combination leaves the identity of the subject altered, creating a memorable painting.
Jesùs mentions the black and white films of Hitchcock and the oneiric images of David Linch as great references for his interest in pictorial images. Also, he mentions a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Cien años de Soledad” as a great influence on his imagination and creative abilities. Though he’s greatly inspired by works of literature, he highlights several visual artists and artistic icons who contribute to his inspiration. Among those are Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Michael Borremans, Velázquez, etc.
He continues painting portraits with strong oil fillings. Jesùs is also starting a series of large paintings involving human figures and landscapes.
“My painting has a psychological attraction on some viewers,” says Jesùs. “It is something that I did not intend! But many of my images have been chosen to accompany articles on psychic subjects, covers of books on psychology, and many psychologists have bought my art.” The frequent theme in Jesùs’s portraits is the fragility of the identity of the people he portrays.
To see Jesùs’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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