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Jose Trujillo, “Desert Dreams”
April 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – May 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Tubac Center of the Arts in partnership with the Consulado General de México en Nogales presents the work of artist, Jose Trujillo. Trujillo, a self taught artist, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1982, moved to the United States at the age of nine and now lives in Tucson with his wife and son.
Interested in light, color, and motion at a very young age, Trujillo began visiting museums and studying the paintings of the old masters, and was drawn to the Impressionist’s “blurry” view of the world.
“I believe a painting should represent the subject and its relationship to the world— it should be a celebration of its existence in the universe in the best possible light. I hope I am able to convey this in my work, and strive to do so with every painting I create. I grew up believing that painting was a way to creatively express my own interpretation of the world around me. But over the years, I came to realize that painting was not what I thought it was. It was not simply an expression of the world I experienced but rather a deeper practice in presence and sight. I realized the more I painted, the clearer I could see, and the deeper my understanding of the world grew. A thought expressed by Monet became clear to me: “I would like to paint as a bird sings.” Jose Trujillo