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JOSE RIVAS

Raised in a household of Spanish heritage, Jose only started speaking English at the age of five, after distinct impressions were made on him by his family's culture of origin. Over the years his eccentric personality and affluence of artistry was primed through the attainment of his diploma from Capilano University's Illustration and Design program (IDEA). Jose's work is described as representing 'the chaos of life, juxtaposed with its underlying beauty, expressed and complimented by saturated, alluring colours, and repetitive gestural strokes.' His paintings often speak of his attraction to the complexities of life and that which we impose on ourselves to make life colourful.