I am Josem, a lover of human creativity, imperfections and authenticity.

The main theme of my work over the past three years has been abstract nudes. Every day I cross borders between yesterday and today, between real and unreal, between depth and exteriority, and that is why nudes have become the subject of my paintings – the object that in my hands I got to know intimately and adore, to see its possibilities, fluctuations, coming to life, transformation, and witness it transgressing its limits.

My universe is close to an abstract branch, through which I try to harmoniously combine my inner colors, feelings and states. The experience of life is found at the intersection of color and form, and for me, the nakedness of bodies is a place of polysemy and the multitude of meanings. Why? Because “The naked women’s body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of a man”, said Wiliam Blake. Because I feel that the body has the memory of yesterday’s emotion in today’s colors, because nudes are the mirror of my soul, because the sphere of intimacy extends to bodies connected to other worlds.

My paintings depict a multi-faceted gap, by combining different materials from acrylic, oil and mortar colors, as well as the knife technique, thus managing to create embossed structures, to the use of hands directly on the canvas. I have explored the realm of colors, being fascinated by the lines and shapes of femininity. The configuration of a body that has its source in dreams, desires and traumas made the nudes emanate a spatial and temporal significance. I also feel that I am painting and working on an equation of the conscious and the unconscious, my beliefs and personal values, fascination and femininity, creating inner bodies in a continuous movement and modeling. The emotion, for sure, is the one embodied in color.

Solo Exhibitions

“Garden of Beauty”, Mecena Gallery, Bucharest, 2021
“Dare”, Josem Art Studio, Brașov, 2022
“The Feminine Form”, Enlace Salon, Barcelona, 2022

Collective Exhibitions | Fairs

International contemporary art fair , ” art3f” , Van Gogh Gallery, Monaco, 2021
“Paraiso”, M.A.D.S Gallery, Milano, 2021
“Crossing Paths”, Monat Gallery, Madrid, 2022
International contemporary art fair, Monat Gallery, Luxembourg, 2022