Please tell us something about your background
I was born in Mexico City in 1983 and developed around my studies in industrial design specializing in visual arts. I live and work in my hometown and have been a professional artist for 5 years. I learned deeper realism techniques with David Kassan and Shana Levenson through ArtCrit Academy because I always wanted to be able to paint like the old masters.
Let’s talk about some of your artistic projects
I’m focusing mostly on painting. I find it more suitable to refer to me as a painter than an artist so my artistic practice has been developing around it. I do figurative and abstract work at the same time with different techniques. Nowadays I have 3 ongoing series: “Realism is cured with the abstract” with the main focus on geometric abstraction and hard-edge painting. “Solitary Bees” in which I gather native bees in different locations in order to study and promote the importance of these atypical bees for the environment. For the series “Bio Mural” I’ve developed a biodegradable paint that I use to paint abstract murals in nature that wash away with the first rains.
What defines your style?
I don’t plan to define myself in one style of art production. I want to be able to study anything I want and use the best means possible to achieve quality-driven results. So for the abstract work, I focus on using a limited palette that can make an elegant and soothing experience for the viewer. Since I’m also a carpenter, I can manufacture the frames in the studio and make them part of the composition.
What goals are important to you?
To develop into a fine individual that happens to embody his life experiences into creative and inspiring work that resonates with other living beings.
Please share some thoughts
I find that the work of an artist relies on the translation of the human experience into ideas and thoughts that our peers can relate to. To be able to do that, I think one should be very honest with you and your work so other people can identify themselves in there. Also, a good body of work comes from a balanced life so putting attention to meaningless details like making the bed every day can make big steps for your endeavor.
José Ignacio Nuño ★ Artist resume
A painter that in his abstract work develops around geometric abstraction and hard-edge painting. He manufactures his own frames and makes them part of the composition. He lives and works proudly in Mexico City.
Thank you very much, José Ignacio.