6José Cori transforms scenes of daily life into semi-abstract motifs, allowing his colourful vibrance to shine through. The colours serve as the artist’s ultimate muse and thus the works reveal the childlike innocence with which he perceives his subjects and the world. 

José Cori frees himself from the limitations of volume and focuses instead on expressing an earnest simplicity on the visual surface of his works. The presented figures morph into silhouettes with uncertain faces. Every aspect is but a pretense to play with motifs, echoing his native Chile’s latin tones.

An innovative painter, José Cori recognizes and pays due to art history’s masters.  His artworks showcase an homage to Vuillard, with references to Picasso, among others, all of which converse with Hellenistic sculptures. 

José Cori, Woman With Two De Koonings, 2021, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30cm.
José Cori, Mímesis, 2021, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30cm.
José Cori, Vases, 2021, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30 cm.
José Cori, Oh What Dreams Of You, Matisse, 2021, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30 cm.
José Cori, Laura Palmer, 2020, oil on paper, 180 x 150 cm.
José Cori, Moonlight, 2020, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm.
José Cori, Untitled (Shadow), 2020, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30 cm.
Exhibition view, Kenia A. Murillo x José Cori, artworks from José Cori.
Exhibition view, Kenia Almaraz Murillo x José Cori, artwork from José Cori.
José Cori, Mystère, Letters to Hokusai serie, polychrome pencils on paper, 50 x 40 cm.
José Cori, Bar, 2020, polychrome pencils on paper, 40 x 30 cm.
José Cori, Araucaria I, 2021, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
José Cori, Araucaria II, 2021, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
Jose Cori, The Monk, 2021, oil on paper, 180 x 150 cm.
José Cori, Untitled (branches), 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
José Cori, Untitled (Field), 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
José Cori, Untitled (Ramas), 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.
José Cori, Untitled (shore), 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm.