"They taught us to be strong. They taught us not to cry, not to complain [...] to kill the fear, to run away from the darkness. [...] They taught us not to face our true problems, they taught us not to look straight to death's face." José Molina
José Molina was born in Madrid in 1965. He has been living and working in Italy for years, around Como lake. At 11 years old he started his artistic journey, attending several schools of art, and then studying painting and drawing for 10 years. At 18 years old, he began to work in the advertising world, meanwhile he graduated from the University of Fine Arts of Madrid. Beyond the job in advertising, he did illustrations, television and cartoons, and was also a consultant for big companies.
At the age of 35, Molina decided to dedicate himself only to painting. He locked up in his studio for 5 years and created three collections about the Man: Sentimientos, Morir para Vivir and Predatores. Beyond his interest in art, he studies psychology, history, philosophy and history of religions. He travels a lot around the world in order to know and understand the native’s culture and art. Josè Molina has a big artistry and he often uses canvas and pencils, with which he creates beautiful artworks that are so detailed to be confused for black and white photos. According to Molina, art is exploration, research and social commitment.