José María Yturralde

José María Yturralde (Cuenca, Spain, 1942) combines his artistic career with the academic one. Currently he is Professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia, as well as Academician of San Carlos Royal Academy in Valencia.

Characterized by geometric universe, Yturralde’s work stands out for its multiple aesthetic possibilities, which propose full of mysteries. His theoretical background is related to Gestalt theory, as well as constructivism, Italian spacialism, geometric abstraction and Op-Art. Through his painting it is revealed a battle that tries to put into dialogue both scientific and humanistic fields. In order to deal with it he uses tools provided by science, painting and new technologies. By combining these perspectives he creates a transcendent and immanent personal language.

His work forms part of museums and public collections such as Museo de Arte Abstracto Español (Cuenca, Spain), Brooklyn Museum (New York, USA), CAAC Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville, Spain), Colección Los Bragales (Santander, Spain), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Cambridge, USA), Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), Harvard University (Boston, USA), MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) and MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain).