José Ventura Paintings | Assiniboia Gallery | Regina, SK

José Ventura



José Ventura was born in 1955 in the village of San Pedro Nonualco, El Salvador. He went to school in the village and drove his teachers to despair by covering his note books with drawings instead of doing the work he was assigned. read more


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José  Ventura Believing in Life
Believing in Life
acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 in
885 Framed
José  Ventura Assorted Cups
Assorted Cups
Ceramic
35
José  Ventura Early Feeding
Early Feeding
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 in
3,285 Framed
José  Ventura Short Story
Short Story
acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 in
1,110 Framed
José  Ventura Together On A Bright Day
Together On A Bright Day
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in
3,285 Framed
José  Ventura Wild Horse
Wild Horse
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 in
735 Framed
José  Ventura Green Afternoon
Green Afternoon
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in
 
José  Ventura Poem
Poem
acrylic on canvas
18 x 14 in
 
José  Ventura Water Carrier
Water Carrier
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 in
 

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José  Ventura

José Ventura

José Ventura Biography


José Ventura was born in 1955 in the village of San Pedro Nonualco, El Salvador. He went to school in the village and drove his teachers to despair by covering his note books with drawings instead of doing the work he was assigned.

He moved to the capital, San Salvador, when he was 17 in order to attend art school. Three years later, armed with a diploma in architectural drawing, he joined the National Museum of Anthropology of San Salvador to work first as a graphic designer and then as a model maker. All the while, he strove to develop his art and took part in many exhibitions. He won a scholarship from the Organization of American States and went to Mexico to study museography. When he returned to his home country, the political situation was deteriorating.

In 1980, because of political violence, José was forced to flee to Mexico. He came to Canada a year later. Since then, he has been painting and developing his artistic vision.

Growing up in a traditional Latin American village has been a determining influence on his work as an artist. José has also designed and executed stained glass pieces, some for churches and many for private collections. He has perfected the blending of the traditional techniques of glasswork, fusing and painting to create pieces which bear the full flavour of his style. In 1996, with his partner Yves Trudeau, he created the sandblasted panels that make up a whole new entrance to St. Andrew’s Wesley Church in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Selected Media
- Press -
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013

Selected Collections
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, Vancouver, B.C.

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