CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW
José Galant Lives and works in Barcelon, Spain
An artist's statement
I am a multidisciplinary artist, my practice includes Acrylic, Watercolour, 3D Computer Graphics and Augmented Reality. I began painting canvases and Graffiti in 1992, and I have been surrounded by artists, professors and paintings since that time. From 1993 to 1998, I attended the Fine Arts and Graphic Design School “Groc” in Barcelona as a painting and ceramics major. From 1994 to 2006 I did so many individual and collective exhibitions at restaurants, graffiti events, popular ateneos and cultural centres of Spain and France. In 2006, I have a DNAP, at the “École supérieure des Beaux Arts de Perpignan” (France) in Fine Arts. Between 2006 and 2007 I obtained a post-graduate degree in 3D Computer Graphics at Escola d’Informática i Oficis de Barcelona and a second post-graduate degree in 3D Computer Graphics at the
Autodesk Training Center of Barcelona. I was working as a cultural mediator in “El proyecto Avión” (Barcelona, 2006), and as a cultural mediator too in the “Arts Santa Mònica” museum (Barcelona, 2006). After working on my own projects for a couple of years, I co-created my first startup, Mars’ Toad, in 2009. The aim of this startup company was to develop different and funny games for iPhone and iPad like Captain Glyph, a fast paced actionpuzzle-word game. In 2012, I started the project that I am working on right now, called “Imaginary Destinations”, a personal metaphor of the 3D virtual worlds. In 2014, I started a second degree in Art History from UNED (National University of Distance Education).