Jose Villanueva (Lleida, 1941) is qualified as an abstract expressionist who has spent long periods in different European countries, notably in France where he inquired about the bohemian artist existentialism. He has exhibited throughout Europe and among his clients is the Royal family, the Rothschild, Miele and so on. Currently he has his studio/gallery in the center of Madrid.
Although the works of Jose Villanueva are part of figurative art with recognizable characters and scenery, we can not deny the presence of modernity and the various schools of the twentieth century in his paintings.
Drawings, cubist and impressionist colors, the strength of the stroke and the load matÚrica abstraction; expressionism even force some features almost pop and influence of new figuration schools from the 60 fund rectangles in bright colors and defined naive lines and defining forms.
The search of the artist is in all directions. Strength, color, life, art, a group that meets in the paintings of Jose Villanueva, an approach to the energy of the author.
In Montmartre district of painters, in "La Place du Tertre" he stays there for eleven years, exept two of them travelling to Italy on several tryps. He has exhibited in several European countries. He was related in the 60s with the existentialist circles, moving in groups of Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Camus.
Qualified as an abstract expressionist painter, critics have compared his work with Kirchner, without forgetting the clear influence of Dix and Grosz.
In Madrid, he has been long in the main square, where it no longer works, having his studio in the Cava San Miguel 4.