About MeArt

Jesús Arrúe was born in Valencia, in the central neighborhood of Velluters, in the bosom of a large family, where the plastic arts were always present, because from a very young age it is a gift that he develops.

From his paternal grandfather he inherited his enthusiasm for art, who was a great artist in sculpture as well as in writing and plastic arts.

His adolescence is marked by the music and style of the 80s and 90s, and his favorite artists were David Bowie, Madonna, John Lennon, … These influences are those that today invite him to capture the faces of rock stars, movie stars, … on his canvases.

On a more personal level, we would speak of a tormented adolescence and youth, marked by his indecisions and discoveries of his identity, seeking in art to be able to shout to the world a sexual condition oppressed for a long time. A complicated youth, sometimes excessive, that allowed to open the artist’s soul.

During his studies he obtained an honorary degree in drawing at the Cervantes School.

He studied psychology, which allowed him to study in depth the character of people. In practice he studied various personalities with: schizophrenia, bipolarity, depression, euphoria, looks that marked him and continue to mark him when expressing his essence on canvas, although he never practiced as such, because his passion was art.

Throughout his life he combined multiple jobs with painting. He worked as a waiter in nightclubs for several years, they were hard jobs where late at night when he returned home, he used his brushes to express his greatest reproaches, until he decided to devote himself fully to his passion, which is art, finding himself again.

Artists such as Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, with such an important artistic heritage, are his greatest influences.

The artist defines himself as “the painter of looks” and in his expressionist procedures we find that he uses various materials, predominantly oil and acrylic. This painter is always learning and enjoys using new techniques in each of his works.

As an artist he does not pretend to be faithful to the image of the characters, but to the feelings he transmits in the looks he paints: deep, lively, decadent, with extreme and brave pasts like the artist.

His works transmit above all feelings. From his works emanates the sensitive background, the strength of his characters, a set of sensations that do not leave indifferent, to enter into everything that the painter wants to move, standing in front of the work and letting himself be carried away.

Biography

Individual exhibitions
    • 03/2022 Exhibition “Eclectancia” at El Corte Inglés (Colón, Valencia)
    • 01/2022 Exhibition of selected works at Tayko Hotels Bilbao and Restaurante Ola Martín Berasategui
    • 03/2021 Painting exhibition ‘El Pintor de las miradas’ in Pamplona, CC La Morea.
    • 09/2018 Painting exhibition ‘ICONS’ in Madrid , El mercado de S. Antón.
    • 08/2018 Painting exhibition ‘Stars’ in Viver, Castellón.
    • 11/2017 Painting exhibition ‘Feminae’ in Torrent , Valencia.
    • 07/2017 Painting exhibition ‘don’t look back’ in archival Valencia , Ciutat Vella Valencia City Hall.
    • 03/2017 Exhibition of painting in Ramses Life Madrid
    • 11/2016 Painting exhibition ‘ stars , seventh art and rock and roll ‘.
    • 11/2011 Painting exhibition ‘ Le regard triste
Group exhibitions
    • 08/2022 Cuatro Gallery, Valencia
    • 12/2020 Cuatro Gallery, Valencia
    • 12/ 2019 Galeria porta’l a L’art , Calpe
    • 10/2019 Meninas Art Gallery , Madrid
    • 12/2017 Galeria porta’l a L’art , Calpe
    • 11/2017 Biennial of the arts of Valencia
    • 09/2017 Firenze art expo Italia
    • 09/2017 Solidarity event charity mural, Torrent, Valencia
Collaborations
    • Restaurante Aroma de Mar, Puzol – current exhibition
    • Lavoe
    • Stones by Bernardo – current exhibition
Publications, press releases and interviews
    • 11/2022 ABC – The work that allowed its artist to interest Madonna will soon be transferred to the Centro Cultural del Carmen to be exhibited
    • 11/2022 NIUS DIARIO – The graffiti dedicated to David Bowie by Valencian artist Jesús Arrué is going to be the first work of urban art of this type pardoned in Spain
    • 11/2022 NEWS.DAYFR – David Bowie graffiti in Valencia is pardoned
    • 11/2022 GLOW – Jesús Arrúe’s “Bowie” in Valencia will be the first graffiti “pardoned” in Spain
    • 11/2022 PERÚ.ESEURO – David Bowie’s graffiti in Valencia is pardoned
    • 11/2022 LEVANTE EMV – Jesús Arrúe’s Bowie will be the first “pardoned graffiti” in Spain
      11/2022 OFFICIAL PRESS – El Bowie, by Valencian artist Jesús Arrúe, first graffiti pardoned in Spain
    • 11/2022 EL PERIÓDICO DE EXTREMADURA – Jesús Arrúe’s Bowie will be the first “graffiti pardoned” in Spain
    • 11/2022 LA NUEVA ESPAÑA – Jesús Arrúe’s Bowie will be the first “graffiti pardoned” in Spain
    • 11/2022 EL PERIÓDICO DE ESPAÑA – Jesús Arrúe’s “Bowie” in Valencia will be the first graffiti “pardoned” in Spain
    • 10/2022 LEVANTE EMV – The Centre del Carme is emerging as the provisional destination of David Bowie’s graffiti
    • 09/2022 EL PERIÒDIC.COM – Ciudadanos proposes to save Bowie’s Valencian mural by taking it to a cultural center.
    • 09/2022 AQUÍ MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN – I don’t like the joy in the paintings.
    • 08/2022 ABC – Jesús Arrúe, the artist of the first graffiti pardoned in Valencia.
    • 08/2022 KISS FM – David Bowie’s mural will be “saved”.
    • 08/2022 COPE – A Bowie mural in the historic center of Valencia will be saved from the pickaxe.
    • 08/2022 NIUS DIARIO – David Bowie mural in Valencia’s historic quarter to be “cut out” to save it from demolition.
    • 08/2022 LAS PROVINCIAS – They manage to pardon the mural of David Bowie del Carmen thanks to the networks.
    • 08/2022 LEVANTE EMV – David Bowie’s graffiti is going to be preserved.
    • 08/2022 LEVANTE EMV – Ciudadanos proposes that the city council facilitate the conservation of the Bowie mural.
    • 08/2022 NEWS.DAYFR – They mobilize to “forgive” the Bowie mural in the Carmen neighborhood.
    • 08/2022 VENEZUELA DETAIL – They mobilize to “forgive” the Bowie mural in the Carmen neighborhood.
    • 08/2022 EL PERIÓDICO DE ESPAÑA – Valencian artist mobilizes his followers to prevent one of his murals from being torn down.
    • 08/2022 EL PERIÓDICO – Mobilizes supporters to “pardon” the David Bowie mural in the Carmen, in Valencia.
    • 08/2022 FARO DE VIGO – Mobilizes supporters to “pardon” the David Bowie mural in the Carmen, in Valencia.
    • 08/2022 ROCK FM – An urban artist may be penalized by the authorities for his portrait of Bowie.
    • 08/2022 VALÈNCIAEXTRA. – The David Bowie mural will not disappear from El Carmen.
    • 08/2022 LEVANTE EMV – They mobilize to “pardon” the David Bowie mural in El Carmen.
    • 07/2022 8MEDITERRÁNEO – Interview with Jesús Arrúe in the program “Aquí Estamos”, with Quique Peña.
    • 07/2022 MAKMA – Galería Cuatro bets on self-improvement and creative freedom in “Resilience”.
    • 07/2022 VALENCIA PLAZA – Galería Cuatro focuses on “resilience” in its new collective exhibition.
    • 05/2022 HORCHATAS.NET – Meet these 8 Valencian painters.
    • 04/2022 7TELEVALENCIA – Jesús Arrúe in “Entre amigos con Samantha”.
    • 03/2022 INTERECONOMÍA – Jesús Arrúe in “A buenas horas”: “The weapon we artists have is the brush”.
    • 03/2022 RTVE.es – Interview to Jesús Arrúe by Carlos del Amor in “No es un día cualquiera”.
    • 03/2022 RADIO VOZZ – Madonna uses a painting by Spanish artist Jesús Arrúe to criticize the Russian president.
    • 03/2022 EL PAÍS – Madonna shares a work by Jesús Arrúe.
    • 03/2022 7TELEVALENCIA – Madonna uses a Valencian painting to compare Putin to Hitler.
    • 02/2022 YAHOO! NOTICIAS – Madonna compares Vladimir Putin to Hitler.
    • 02/2022 EL PERIÓDICO DE AQUÍ – “Eclectancia”, Valencian artist Jesús Arrúe presents his new exhibition “Eclectancia” at El Corte Inglés Colón.
    • 01/2022 OFFICIAL PRESS – Jesús Arrúe, the painter of looks, exhibits at the prestigious Hotel Tayko in Bilbao.
    • 01/2022 LAS PROVINCIAS – The most glamorous Christmas cards of the Valencian society.
    • 12/2021 LAS PROVINCIAS – Valencian society, between private parties and pre-Christmas dinners.
    • 11/2021 VALENCIA IN BLACK AND WHITE – Jesús Arrúe, painter.
    • 04/2021 THE VALENCIAN – When Jesus met Madonna
    • 04/2021 LA ALCAZABA DIGITAL – Bar Bodega Hermanos Madrid dedicates its poster, by Jesús Arrúe, to Nueva Esperanza.
    • 03/2021 OFFICIAL PRESS – La Fallera eterna: Jesús Arrúe’s tribute to the Valencian woman.
    • 12/2020 LA VANGUARDIA – Gallery Cuatro Valencia
    • 07/2020 CUATRO – Jesús Arrúe shows the center of Valencia on Callejeros Cuatro
    • 01/2020 À PUNT – Interview radio “Al ras”, A punt
    • 01/2020 EL PAIS – The Chinatown boy who paints for Madonna.
    • 11/2019 TELEMADRID – The most liked Menina in Madrid
    • 10/2019 TXINGUDI – PAIS VASCO Jesús Arrúe, the Valencian who has conquered Madonna.
    • 10/2019 À PUNT – Jesús Arrúe, the painter of the stars.
    • 10/2019 NIUS DIARIO – TELECINCO – Jesús Arrúe , el Valenciano que ha conquistado a Madonna.
    • 09/2019 LEVANTE-EMV : Arrúe, the Valencian who has conquered Madonna.
    • 05/2019 EL MUNDO “When art is not only in the kitchen”.
    • 11/2017 VALENCIA PLAZA, article about Jesús Arrúe Mora in BIENAL de las ARTES de Valencia.
    • 09/2017 NOU HORTA, article charity exhibition and FEMINAE exhibition.
    • 09/2017 Las noticias article charity exhibition.
    • 09/2017 Torrent al día , Charity exhibition article and FEMINAE exhibition article.
    • 11/2016 Article in EL MUNDO
    • 11/2016 Article in URBAN magazine, Valencia.
    • 10/2016 HELLO , LA GUIA DE VALENCIA , article WayCo exhibition
    • 05/2016 Masala Boots