Jesús Zurita’s early interests focused exclusively on the drawing styles of the comic and graphic novel genres which fascinated him as a child and instilled in him a love for drawing and the use of narrative in his work. During his time at the Bellas Artes Universidad, Jesús was exposed to many new techniques and styles, especially painting, which would have a profound effect on his compositions going forward. Zurita draws influence from European old master draughtmanship and the deeply emotional uses of color from the post-modern and contemporary American masters in his work; framing these powerful modes of exposition with his own focus on the creation (and destruction) of narrative structure within the picture plane. Zurita’s pieces whisk the viewer from one point to the next, briefly stopping at one form for consideration before swiftly ushering the viewer back into the bramble. His compositions seek to recreate the rhythmic movements of the natural world, highlighting the incredible power and unpredictable swirl of intertwined natural forms.
Jesús Zurita was born in 1974 in Ceuta, Spain and earned his bachelor’s degree in painting at the Bellas Artes Universidad of Granada. He currently works and lives in Granada, Spain. The artist’s mediums include drawing, painting, and large-scale in situ murals. Zurita has shown his work internationally in museums and galleries; most notably Museo ABC de Dibujo, Madrid, San Antonio Abad CAAM Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Museo de BBAA de Huelva, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, GE Galeria, Monterrey, Mexico, Galería Blanca Soto, Madrid, Galería Ángeles Baños, Badajoz, et al.