High Artist Spotlight: Jose De La Barra

Jose De La Barra graduated in 1984 with a degree in Fine Arts in Peru. His style is realism imaginary with incorporated themes of the human body.
We recently caught up with Jose after High Art 2022 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
I am always interested in images of the human body to have a personal and expressive language with color
Why do you do what you do?
art for me is the source of creation in my works
What art/artist do you most identify with?
What themes do you pursue the most?
El realism magic
What role does an artist have in society?
I try to manifest a particular and expressive language in color
What is your artistic outlook on life?
My life is in the passion of painting images in their own world
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Art is a passion and the illusion in the work of art should never be lost
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Jazz, smouth jazz and classic music
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Having time to create and knowing that your ideas are reflected in reality
What is your dream project?
Personal exhibition in gallery