The MEAM, which promotes and disseminates figurative art of the 20th and 21st centuries, presents "Brushstrokes of a life by Jose Luis Corella", the first monographic exhibition of the Valencian artist. The exhibition is made up of 92 works, including paintings, drawings, and sketches. This exhibition presents, in a specific and detailed way, the works that form part of this exhibition project created by the Valencian painter throughout his artistic career.
The exhibition proposes a journey through almost a lifetime, showing what the artist's eyes perceive, what his brushes tell, and what then permeates the public and remains in his mind. Over the years his work has been searching for a path to follow, experimenting and investigating until he finds the right inspiration: the one that moves him.
From his urban landscapes to his nudes (including the innocent childhood of his daughter), everything has a nuance of its own, a color, a light that identifies him. Behind the heartbreaking looks, but full of tenderness, there are sad stories hidden in the depths of the artist's heart. Stories that do not want to be told with words and in which color itself becomes melancholy.
Jose Luis Corella's work is mutant. It transforms into a personal and passionate vision that goes from extreme madness to the purest and cleanest look; a look as clean as his background that makes the rest of the work stand out, enveloping it, defining it, and integrating it.
A realism that at times verges on the dreamlike. A work that is sensible and measured as well as irrational. Bodies that wish to be exhibited whose hands transmit more affection, tenderness, modesty, and sensuality than the nude itself. Pure expression without words. A whole life painting emotions, passions, loneliness, and tenderness. A whole life telling stories in an unfinished path that he continues to travel and that will now become part of the spectator.