Mexico, Sagittarius, 1984.
Visual Artist Jose Espínola works
with both still and motion photography. He directs and produces video &
photography, developing creative projects for brands, editorial
publications as well as collaborations with designers and
visual artists at Brutal Inc, a
multidisciplinary studio founded by him in 2010.
background in Communications combined with a Degree in Graphic Design and Art Direction,
lead him to find a strong visual aesthetic that sways between Documentary and Fine Art
In his work he
uses the raw immediacy of images as a cognitive tool, exploring the correlation
between eroticism, fashion and the social environment. He uses collective signifiers-memories
to create compositions leading to strong imagery that reflects society and ourselves.
Driven to find
stories where there doesn't seem to be one, with a solid vision of aesthetics,
Jose establishes a sort of mutual understanding between his subjects and the
atmospheres with captivating empathy, hunting the public's intimacy, evocating the private, and empowering
genuine sexuality through fashion.
His work has
been published in several magazines such as:
Magazine, Gup Magazine, Suitcase Magazine, Lensculture, P Magazine, I-D, Hotbook,
F-Stop Magazine, Kaltbult Magazine, Código, Travesias, Animal, Sticks and Stones
& Nakid Mag.
Also he´s work has been exhibit in Taipei
Contemporary Art Center.
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