Pepe Baena Nieto
"I think that in painting almost everything that is done truthfully has beauty."
Pepe Baena, who accumulates awards and recognitions stands out for being capable of doing what Gustave Courbet described as Art Vivant : translating habits, ideas, and the feel of the times he lives in.
A chronicler, Pepe is portraying his own intimacy, with joy and honesty. Baena approaches reality with tenderness and humor without renouncing, sometimes, to a certain harshness. Idealization has no place in his work. Playing with the classical language of painters like Diego Velasquez, Pepe Baena explores with a singular talent the unfathomable lightness of being.