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José María Yturralde EN

José María Yturralde


Spain, 1942. He lives and works in Valencia.

He holds a degree and PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia; He is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia and Professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia. In 1968 he obtains a scholarship for the Calculus Center of the University of Madrid and there he carries out his first works with computers. In 2020 he was awarded the Spanish National Fine Arts Prize by the Ministry of Culture.

In his most recent works he focuses on the study of color and reflection on the void and time in space. In his canvases, geometry is present not as a volumetric element but as energy that tends to expand or concentrate, influencing emotions and mood.

He has published numerous articles, papers and communications and is the author of the books “Estructuras 1968-1972: Serie Triangular-Cuadrado-Cubos-Prismas”, “La cuarta dimensión. Ensayo metodológico para la proyección geométrica de estructuras N-Dimensionales” and co-author of “Hypergraphics. Visualizing Complex Relationship in Art, Science and Technology”.

His work is present in important museums in Spain, such as Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca, M.N.C.A.R.S., IVAM, and in renowned international collections, such as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo do Espiritu Santo in Brazil, Centre de Recherches Visuelles, Empain, Brussels, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, USA, The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan, State Museum of Novgorod, Russia, among others.