New Works by JD Morera
August 27 to September 24, 2016
Bihl Haus Arts is pleased to present “Infinite Realm of Abstraction,” an exhibition of new paintings on canvas by Spanish-born painter JD Morera. The exhibition opened with a reception on Saturday, August 27, from 6 to 9 pm. The evening also featured live music by the pool and Spanish-style tapas and sangria.
JD Morera possesses the capacity to create the essence of landscape using purely pictorial means. His passion for painting emanates from deft brushwork intuitively applied to the surface of the canvas. Laying pure color next to pure color, accentuated by occasional yet intentional strokes of deep blacks and browns, these works often emanate from a void. Yet the nod to the landscape—and sometimes the cityscape—structurally underpins the work.
JD writes of the act of artmaking as “one of the most elevated functions of the human brain. The dominant factor in creativity is imagination. Throughout years of maturing my art this factor has become a portal through which to create paintings that are neither premeditated nor contrived. My art is brain activity using color to decipher the enigma codes of the imagination. My artistic intent is to reveal the infinite realm of abstraction. My art contains form without structure, color without definition in the visual spectrum, line without the rigidity of contour. Intuition-based painting executed alla prima is the base format through which I create art. My paintings generate pareidolia, the phenomenon of perceiving faces and figures in clouds, landforms and abstract paintings.”
Born in Madrid, Spain, JD came to art at an early age nurtured by a rigorous education under the tutelage of Catholic nuns. He came to the U.S. to study art. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in art, JD opened a studio where he specialized in large-format abstract paintings developed in collaboration with architects and designers such as Pepe Cabrera (Denia, Spain), Bruno Raymond of La Maison de l’Elephant (Ibiza, Spain), and Michael Keller in the U.S. JD describes his early artistic life` as “nomadic,” having exhibited extensively in Italy, Spain, France and Mexico, and in numerous galleries in California, New Mexico, Texas and Florida where his paintings are found in numerous private and commercial collections.
“Infinite Realm of Abstraction” is funded in part by a grant from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development. It opens with a reception on Saturday, August 27, from 6 to 9 pm, and continues through Saturday, September 24. Gallery hours are 1-4 pm Fridays and Saturdays, or for an appointment, please call 210-383-9723.