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José Galant (1977-)
José Galant was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1977. He began painting canvases and graffiti in 1992 when he was fifteen, and has been surrounded by artists, professors and paintings since that time. From 1993 to 1998, he attended the Fine Arts and Graphic Design School 'Groc' in Barcelona as a painting and ceramics major. In 2006, he earned a DNAP, at the École supérieure des Beaux Arts de Perpignan (France) in Fine Arts. In 2007 he obtained a master’s degree in 3D Computer Graphics at the Autodesk Training Center of Barcelona.
He is a multidisciplinary artist working in acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, 3D computer graphics and augmented reality.
After working on his own projects for a couple of years, he co-created his first startup company, Mars’ Toad, in 2009. The aim of this startup company was to develop original and engaging games for the iPhone and iPad, such as Captain Glyph, a fast paced action-puzzle-word game.
A recent project called Imaginary destinations is a personal metaphor of the 3D virtual worlds, and was devised with the intention of experiencing in different scales, decontextualizing and recontextualizing real and/or unreal elements, to get into the world of the very small or outsize, modifying the conceptual and emotional contexts of the scenes and elements, changing colors, playing with lighting, and adding life to generate positive synergies. Each piece of work combines at least two or three disciplines or techniques, such as acrylic and watercolour painting, 3D computer graphics, augmented reality and digital photography, and is expected to mark the start of promising new research directions for the next pieces of his work.