There is an emotional conduit given to these paintings that is not only expressive, but also aggressive in their redemptive extroverted fecundity.

Robert C. Morgan

These pages intend to address the formal language of José Manuel Ciria, an artist whose career has developed around an investigation of the painterly image as a territory whose cartography can still be rewritten. To that end, it has always taken as its point of departure the successes and failures of the modernist movements that structured the evolution of modern art and distilled that legacy (now poisoned, now revelatory) as a structure upon which to support his own aesthetic and conceptual foundations.