Artist Pablo Jurado Ruiz, born in Málaga, Spain in 1973.
His work is characterized by portraits of great expressiveness and highly detailed. With a style close to realism, combined with neo-impressionist and neo-expressionist touches. Pablo tells stories deeply rooted in his soul, metaphors of his own vital experience and his surroundings. His creative concept is mainly based on the human expression furnished with keen and delicate details. Pablo speaks of the deepest feelings in a metaphorical way as if it were a dream, a glance, a gesture or a scene. And regardless the added difficulties he paints children; children whose faces flawlessly express what he as an artist wants to convey: “My own vision reflected in childhood, the most important period in life, when your being that will accompany us the rest of our lives is formed”.
His formal artistic training includes the School of Arts and Crafts in Málaga and a bachelor of arts in graphic design and advertising at the School of Techniques and Methods of Design of Málaga.
It is in this period when he begins to work with various techniques. He draws with pencil and ink, he paints with acrylic, oil, watercolour, on paper, canvas, table, etc. His curiosity causes him to continuously experiment and express himself through comics, posters, even audio-visuals. As a child Pablo recalls spending endless hours at his grandfather’s studio observing how he, an impressionist painter, brought paintings to life. “I scribbled figures on papers and tried to imitate him staining a small canvas he always kept for me. At times I would read comics that he also kept for me and created my own ones”.
Pablo believes that life keeps placing him in front of forms and circumstances from which he attains inspiration. This is how, being barely twenty years old, the opportunity to travel to Anchorage (Alaska) arises and thus his first real foray into the art world. For the first time, he paints large paintings, combining various techniques. This trip changes radically both his personal and artistic life, it is a fundamental growth which expands his vision in every way.
So when he returns to Málaga after a period of time, although Mediterranean light and culture always captivates him and accompany him everywhere, he feels again the need to depart. This time fate brings him to Manchester (England), where he paints murals and begins working with photography. When he returns to Spain, he settles in Madrid. Through almost a decade he develops and works more intensively on photography and inspired from the visual language of black and white, he takes up again the paper and the ink, a format which allows him to convey his ideas in a more clear and dramatic way. His work is held in private art collections in China.
2016 • Hyperrealism Group Exhibition - Clayarch Gimhae Museum of Art– South Korea.
Participating artists: Adam Beane, Carole A. Feuerman, Christopher David White, Diego Koi, Eloy Morales, Jeff Bartels, Marc Dennis, Marc Sijan, Marta Penter, Robin Eley and Pablo Jurado Ruiz.
2016 • Hyperrealism: To see, to show, to be seen - Suwon I Park Museum of Art - South Korea.
Participating artists: Adam Beane, Robin Eley, Marc Sijan, Marta Penter, Marc Dennis, Carole A. Feuerman, Jeff Bartels, Christopher David White, Diego Koi, Eloy Morales and Pablo Jurado Ruiz.
2015 • 21C hyperrealism: Breath - Daejeon Museum of Art - South Korea.
Participating artists: Marc Sijan, Sam Jinks, Carole A. Feuerman, Adam Beane, Marc Dennis, Diego Koi, Marta Penter, Juan Ford, Sam Leach, Christopher David White, Jeff Bartels, Francois Chartier, Eloy Morales, Robin Eley and Pablo Jurado Ruiz.
2015 • Marabunta – Galería Espacio California, Sevilla, Spain
2015 • Gioconda Project – Casa de la Cultura, Azuqueca, Spain
2014 • A Tribute to The Big Bang Theory – FNAC, Barcelona, Spain
2014 • Gioconda Project – W3 Gallery, London, UK
2013 • S.M.A.L.L. – Museo ABC, Madrid, Spain
International Art Fairs
2017 • Art Busan - Busan, South Korea
2016 • Tongyeong Art Fair - Tongyeong, South Korea
2016 • JiangSu Art Fair 2016- Changzhou, China
2015 • Seoul Art Show 2015 - Seoul, South Korea
2015 • Tongyeong Art Fair - Tongyeong, South Korea
2014 • Cultur3 Club – Palacio de La Riega, Gijón, Spain
Magazines & Publications
2016 • Suwon I Park Museum of Art (Korea) • Hyperrealism: To see, to show, to be seen (Book)
2015 • Dejeon Museum of Art (Korea) • 21C hyperrealism: Breath (Book)
2015 • Los Idus de Marzo • Link
2014 • MISC Magazine • Link
2014 • Élémentaire zine • Link
2013 • Saguru Magazine • Link
TV & Video
2015 • Portfolio Review • Link
2015 • The Gioconda Project (Non-profit International artistic experiment) • Link
2014 • 3ª Edición Cultur3 Club • Link
2014 • Press TV • Link