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José Lerma 

Lerma's work is focused on painting and works about paintings. In a unique style and aesthetic Lerma folds the personal into the historical and art historical. He says “that all art is about other art or about your parents.” His canvases are often thick with globs of paint that create the shapes of portraits with no likeness. Born in Seville, Spain. Currently works and lives in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL. He is a professor of painting at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York. 

Soil Portrait, 2009. José Lerma 
Soil on cardboard, 36 x 44 inches 

The Credentialist 1, 2011. Jose Lerma 
carpet, towel on canvas. 24 x 18 inches