Jesús Zurita was born in Ceuta, Spain, in 1974. He lives and works in Granada. Moving between the limits of landscape figuration and narrative abstraction. Zurita expands his pictorial universe in canvases and mural installations that allude to and construct a narrative of strangeness. The narrative structures of his compositions imitate some of the graphic-narrative systems of comics and graphic novels, altering them in a way that babbles rather than speaks, an art of insinuation like “nature” itself, where mastery, virtuosity and mystery reign.
Prolific and supporter of drawing, Jesus Zurita was trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Granada and is the author of works of simple and precise strokes, in ink and brush, which have in common, for the most part, the presence of a tangle of vegetation that envelops the viewer and the care of detail. Influenced by Minimalism, he gives special importance to the planes and the two-dimensional reading of them, although he configures with them, in the spaces of his exhibitions, subtle scenographies.
In the personal language of this artist, he mixes the organic, and even the viscous, with geometry, to give rise to dreamlike spaces in which he rethinks the value of representation as staging and the incorporation into the pictorial medium of narration and also of silence, an almost spectral silence that speaks of a certain reverential respect for the depths of the forest, combined with an interest in its biology.