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My exciting, wordy, yet compelling curriculum vital is also available in PDF format..." 108 paintings and drawings...a Jess Level overload of thoughts and observations..."
" ...Painting things as they should be, not as they are since 1971 "
On Jess Level...
Jess Level was lured to Spain by an attractive woman named Pilar. He went to paint, and having suffered all the consequences from that choice... becomes a poor, but famous artist in that weird and beautifully complicated land.
Jess studies with Julián Gomez and Antonio Marquez in Cáceres, 1997-1999... the light came out, as did the bull fighters, the paintings within the paintings that became the standard, and Manolin de Somiedo becomes a household word for more than a few...
" ...these are rich and well painted reflection's by a different sort of Amerikan, whose vision of my country is just and flattering..."
... 1994, Jess crashes classes at the Savannah College of art and design, then crashes classes at the New York school of art in 1995. On to teaching at a private college in Arizona, where he meets the lovely Pilar, and washing up on those sunny beaches of Madrid (sic) 10 October 1995... A new life. A new language. New rules...
The freak show begins...
" ...why would you want to waste such
quantities of paint and canvas on that, son...? " Bill Papas
Portland, Oregon 1988
Maria Llános was the first to show Jess Level in 1999, Cáceres, Spain. The murals were to follow in Málaga, Granada, Lisbon, Huelva, Naval Moral de la Mata, and Asturias...
...The road ends in Oviedo 2009, after many battles with both love and State, consequences that fell together from choices made, and the loss of many paintings.
Jess Level lives in the
Pacific Northwest, in exile.
" To us, and winter
in Madrid "
Jess Level 2014
Paintings stolen from my studio Oviedo, Spain 8/2007
32 days in the concentration camp "Capuchinos" Malaga, Spain