José Luis López Galván

“If you don’t know the work of Mexican painter Jose Luis Lopez Galvan yet, and if you have a weakness for dark and surprising art, this is your opportunity. Galvan studied art in Guadalajara and is now exhibiting in the area. In his paintings, fine art develops into dark surrealism, in a world where Velasquez and Hieronymus Bosch could go into ecstasies in front of a version of Rembrandt’s ‘Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp’ with dwarf rabbits.

Animals and humans inhabit the work of Galvan, fighting for their membership to both bestiality and civilization. Some creatures in between are at the limit of lycanthropia and could easily be affiliated to the universe of American horror writers H.P. Lovecraft and William Hodgson. Some pieces even allude to cannibalism, with a bizarre subtle eroticism. Disturbing compositions, poetic metamorphosis and portraits of femmes fatales complete the work of this talented young painter, who is not afraid to promote the odd beauty of nightmares and Freudian subconscious.” – Jennifer Gori, Beautiful Bizarre Publications