Five questions to Jose Zendejas Foyo

Five questions to Jose Zendejas Foyo

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Jose Zendejas Foyo is a Mexican artist born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Starting from the conceive of man about feelings, metaphors or information that surrounds the human mind because of the surroundings, he starts from this point referring that the human mind is an abstraction of the surroundings in which we live day to day, because all of our sensory receptions are coming from an external mean. Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

My first painting: 18 yo on that day, I was in my house after school and I saw a canvas ready to go in the laundry (it was from my mom´s, my mom at short age always put me on a table to paint, sketch do manualities, all most everything). So I grab some buckets of paint, what there was in place (not many colours btw) some brushes too, and I start to paint in the middle of my living room, after a while, like 2 hours, I´ve finished. At the end the feelings that came over me was almost beyond description, I was full of joy and passionated about it. I think it was a lyric approach, by that time didn´t know the terminology of that word, until few years ago. And thats where it all began.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

At the moment of painting, many things happen. The first paint stroke I put on the canvas, triggers the other ideas, the following lines, stains, drops, or even removing what seems excessive. 

Over time, I am evolving in my painting, my techniques, and my way of thinking. I dont know if in 10 years I will still be painting, for better or for worse, but what I do know is that I want to follow the path, the painters path, which is to fight everything in your way. What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

I think my studio is a tool, is a place which I am familiar about it and I feel comfortable and peace in it, I think all places at first you feel a little strange in it, when time passes and you get used to it, you feel complete and focus, like if it were part of you. Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

The work of Mark Rothko, it transmitted a powerful source of energy and mystery.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

Living in another country, maybe Europe (now Mexico) doing great pieces and exposures.Learn more about the artist: