Jesús Amaya

Jesús Amaya


Jesús Amaya is an emerging artist from Guadalupe Victoria, Chiapas.





Jesús Amaya was born in 1993 in Guadalupe Victoria in the municipality of Ocozocoautla, Chiapas.

In Guadalupe Victoria he completed his elementary and junior high studies, at an early age his attraction to art was born, drawing all the time, mainly on walls. Upon entering high school, he began to build technique by experimenting with different materials and surfaces, painting on leaves of trees, stones, trunks and walls of his house, walls that still retain that imprint of time. Very soon and thanks to the impulse and support of his parents, aware of his aptitudes, Jesus began to study formally with professor Juan Carlos Méndez at the Casa de Cultura de Ocozocoautla.

Jesus and his family emigrated to the state capital when he was 16 years old. It was there, in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where he began his high school studies, his training and artistic production. At this stage of his life he participates in various intercollegiate competitions winning awards and recognitions, which won him the support of professors and directors of the high school. With the support and direction of maestro Heleasen, from CONECULTA Chiapas, Jesus began to experiment with oil. At the time of his high school studies Jesús Amaya was invited to participate in art competitions, not as a painter but as a jury, an event that was undoubtedly crucial and motivating for his career choice. In 2012 he began his professional studies at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, in the degree of Visual Arts, of which he is still a student. Currently speaking of Jesús Amaya, is talking about a young artist with outstanding technical skills, with an ideological style and depth always in development and experimentation.

In recent years he has received complementary studies, such as: Digital art; with the artist Pedro Rodríguez, at the Galería El Gato Negro. Plastic techniques, with the plastic artist Manuel Cunjama, Proyecto Mural (CESMECA) Al Fresco Technique, with Cristina and Cristóbal, at UNICACH. Drawing to the Human Figure, with Alfredo Martínez artist from the City of Veracruz. Oil Painting, with mexican plastic artist Agustín Portillo, at La Facultad de Artes, UNICACH.

Jesús Amaya had the fortune of sharing some of the knowledge achieved and perfecting during the last workshops:

At the Colegio Osorio Coutiño, Villa Flores Chiapas where he currently works as a teacher of artistic education in the area of easel painting, mural painting, drawing, sculpture and music. Digital art workshop, at the Tuxtla Gutiérrez Escuela de Arte. Realism technical workshop in the La Facultad de Artes of the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), giving to students of the career of Visual Arts, in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Nuance workshop in Color, at La Casa de Cultura. Drawing Workshop in the Festival of the Saints, in the Chapel of San Joaquin and Santa Ana, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas.

Exhibitions:

2017: Collective exhibition “Políticamente Incorrecta” galería de Arteria Chiapas A.C., en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

2017: Collective exhibition “Línea sin fronteras”, organized by the Colectivo la Mancha, Coffee Museum. Tuxtla Gutierrez. Chiapas.

2016: Collective exhibition “Postmortem” in the campus facilities of the Faculty of Arts (UNICACH).

2016: Collective exhibition “Figuraciones” presented in the Rectory Gallery of the (UNICACH).

2015: Collective exhibition “Vigésima Segunda Semana Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología” at the Technological Institute of Chiapas.

2015: Collective exhibition “Arte contemporáneo” at the Centro Universitario de Documentación, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

2015: Collective exhibition “Binomio, Matemáticas y Arte” in the Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

2015: Collective exhibition “Arte Colectivo Chiapaneco” in the coffee shop El Grano, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

2017: Individual exhibition “Cruda Realidad” in the gallery of Arteria Chiapas A.C., in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

2016: Individual exhibition “Divagaciones domésticas” in the Framework of the Celebration of the XLIV Anniversary of the Instituto Tecnológico of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

2016: Participation in the company of Mexico Lindo magazines, making Drawings of politicians and mexican actors in cartoons or paintings with focus to a social (Cultural) problems also in editions of photography and design of covers, in the city of Mexico.

2015: Individual exhibition “Fantasías animadas de ayer y hoy”” at the House of culture Luis Alaminos Guerrero at the Instituto Tuxtleco de Arte y Cultura, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

2014: Individual exhibition “Sueño Sin Frontera” at the Museo Zoque de Ocozocoautla Espinoza, organized by the Ministry of social development of Chiapas.

2013: Individual exhibition “Sueño sin Frontera” at Casa de la Cultura “Rosario Castellanos” Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas. Organized by the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Chiapas.

2013: Individual exhibition “Sueños sin Frontera” at the Casa de la Cultura (Luis Alaminos Guerrero). Organized by the Ministry of Social Development and the City Council of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Artistic Statement

Currently I produce surreal works based on cuts and models that I do myself, my style is own and imaginary, born of a natural creation.

I like to talk about the problem in the routine and its various factors that automate the meaning of a job in everyday life, which results in a constant activity to the extent that it becomes mechanized.

Capturing people in their daily activities, moves me to a pictorial game with photography and transmutes it into cartoons, with the intention of exposing “routine” as an activity that has a reason and a purpose that arises from the need to Own.


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