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José Talamás Abularach

As a Bolivian architect and visual artist, I have explored several techniques and styles in my artistic journey, before finding my stride with photography and digitally rendered graphic art. A self-taught visual artist, I feel a certain freedom in creating a wholly unique aesthetic. My style breaks away from convention and tradition and seeks to create images that capture the emotional characteristics of my subjects, from my own perspective and perception, using intense colors to emphasize my message. I am mostly interested in the interaction between the viewer and the image, which is why I create large scale pieces that feature subjects rendered to actively involve the observer. My vividly colorful, dynamic works often feature dysmorphic female figures and portraits, or graphic, colorful objects. My aim is to convey how I see reality, in a wholly unique way, and deepen the psyche of both my viewers and subjects.

Feeling 10, 2018
Mixed-Media Assemblage
67.5″ x 55.5″

I describe my art as transgressed reality,

which I achieve through digitally edited and rendered photographs, sketches, or digital illustrations. I draw and edit everything on the computer, and ensure that my production takes into account pigmentation, quality, and duration with the resulting file.


As an artist, Jose won first place at the National Art Contest for World AIDS Day sponsored by the Pfeifer Gallery of Canada. Outside of his pursuits in visual art, he has found success as an architect and urban planner in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.