Here´s Jose artist statement (a very mature concept of art he has):
Wittgenstein averred that the limits of language defined the limits of his world. My creations capture the spirit of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, however, the syntax, grammar, and semantics of my world – as an artist – are expressed through color, not words. My work explores a multidimensional interface of art, science, and culture; moreover, my methods combine painting, photography, sculpture, and digital animation. Akin to a metaphorical ecosystem, my dossier has evolved and bifurcated stylistically into two dominant species, each of which embraces a set of unique subject matter.
My first set of work embraces a fascination with the social construct of beauty and its entropic deconstruction. In each piece, I carry on the chimerical quests of Modigliani, Picasso, and De Kooning by creating depictions of young trans women, cis women and androgynes. Most of these pieces are painted by adding thick layers of oil paint over canvases and ordinary flat sheets. My technique has matured and transmogrified as a result of studying Jean-Michel Basquiat’s neo-expressionist forms, Jenny Saville’s nudes and Richard Phillips’ celebrity paintings. The process by which I create these images begins with a well-defined and methodical application of colors onto the canvas, and often followed by an uncontrolled and spontaneous deterioration caused by exogenous factors such as dust, animal contact, extreme temperature variation, and the physical stress of transporting these pieces that results in fissures and cracks on the oil layers. These inimical externalities play a critical role as entropic agents by producing a natural ageing process in my paintings.