At an early age Apuntaki (Álvaro San José) receives drawing and painting classes from his father, painter and architect, and begins to become passionate about the plastic expression, painting and drawing everything he saw. After making a career as an independent audiovisual filmaker, making several short films, documentaries, collaborating on various projects and working for different brands and companies, he decides in 2017 to stop and take a sabbatical year.
«The reason is for me completely secondary; What I want to represent is what exists between the motive and me. »
Moved by the spirit of the impressionists and after spending a year researching different pictorial techniques and various ideas, I decide to go out and simplify everything: I paint a lemon tree right in front of me.
My work it’s about the world surround us, the objets people and places we encounter in our every day life but we don’t pay attention. Painting it’s the most subversive art not because it’s subject but because the detention of the gaze, it’s the key to enter in the dimension of the Presence