JOSE F JIMENEZ | BOBOLI GARDENS, FLORENCE, ITALY
JULY 14 – AUGUST 20, 2022
“His paintings are bursts of unconventional colours with shimmering dots of oil paint applied layer upon layer. Violet and aqua trees are set against a pale yellow sky. It’s like experiencing nature through a kaleidoscope lens.”
AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPE (detail)
Jose F Jimenez (b. 1986)
Jose F Jimenez was born and grew up in Venezuela surrounded by mountains and the sea. At the age of twenty, he began to learn the basics of working with metals, making jewelry. After five years working with jewelry, he left Venezuela to pursue a university degree as a jewelry maker in Toronto, Canada. A chance encounter working as a volunteer in an art studio changed his life. He tried painting for the first time and fell in love with it. He applied and was accepted into the Drawing and Painting program at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University.
In 2018, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University. Far from home, he began to explore his own life and memories. His encounters with nature and his childhood memories began to take form as landscape paintings. A great part of his inspiration comes from traveling to other countries, exploring new landscapes. Jimenez and his wife are currently living and working in Florence, Italy.