The Art Portfolio of Jose Londono
Within Iciness, #14 in the series, acrylic on slate
Jose Londono is a New York-based artist who works in a variety of media including paint and photography. The artist’s paintings on slate represent an interesting exploration into the limits of the painted surface.
Breaking Free... #4 in the series, acrylic on slate
The heavy textures of Jose’s works on slate invite closer inspection and lend each painting a fascinatingly tactile presence. The works are mostly abstract, though occasionally reference a figure or inspiration through both title and composition. I like the way that Jose varies his colour palette and brush strokes while maintaining a cohesive look across multiples series, and the rough, not-quite-straight edges of many of the slate works give each piece a sculptural aesthetic.
It’s interesting as well to be able to see the artist’s photographic works alongside his paintings. Jose’s photos capture faces, architectural elements, and plants and flowers, using a straightforward, documentary approach that emphasizes colour and shape.