Joss Toledo Art Studio & Gallery

Joss Toledo – Künstler Biografie
"Expressing what we cannot see... that's the meaning of painting the real side".

The artist Joss Toledo was born in Málaga Spain and lives in Zürich for several years. 

From his childhood he had a special sensitivity for creation. Growing up in Yunquera, a small traditional town in the province of Malaga, in southern Spain, Joss imagined a parallel world where color and shapes were transformed into a parallel reality.

His concern led him to seek his form of expression in drawing, music and observation. Over the years, he learned that art was not only a form of expression, but also a necessity for his soul.

In 2005 love led him to move to Switzerland, a country where Joss found his place from the beginning.

The differences between Spanish and Swiss cultures, although both are European, goes beyond typical stereotypes. Joss knows, loves and lives both of them. 

This duality is a constant source of inspiration: on the one hand religion, tradition and family. On the other hand the city, society and current affairs. His works always treat these themes from a double perspective, both in form and content. 

His art plays with the aesthetics, the simplicity of Euclidean geometry of flat colors and continuous lines. But it is also symbol and purpose: The will to tell the story behind the curtain.

At first glance, his paintings reveal canonical and regulated reality, but close inspection reveals details, signs, clues, and traces that reveal multiple hidden meanings. 

The artistic avant-garde of the early 20th century, geometry and the language of color are always present in his work. 

Joss Toledo is a vital artist with an ever-present intention to tell a story, to suggest a feeling, to seek a relationship with the viewer through closeness, similarity in experiences, parallels in life.

His works are actually part of private collections in Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria and Germany.

In April 2021 the Joss Toledo Art Studio & Gallery opened its doors in Zürich (Switzerland) where the audience can visit and acquire original works and Joss' special collaborations with other artists.

Today Joss is passionately dedicated not only to painting, but also to curating and organizing artistic events, such as the United Art Zürich Art Festival, which has been taking place since 2021 in his gallery with great success.

Solo Exhibitions:

- "Kunst in Allenmoss", Kunst Verein Allenmoosstrasse. Zürich.

- "Joss Toledo & Yvo Corpataux". Punto de Encuentro. Zürich.
- "Joss Toledo @ Babalú Bar". Babalú Bar. Zürich.

- "Skandal im Salon7zehn". Galerie Salon7zehn. Winterthur.
- "Retratos del Alma". United Art Zürich Kunstfestival. Joss Toledo Art Gallery. Zürich.
- "De Ida y Vuelta". Centro de la Cultura Hispanica. Zürich.

- "Die Kapelle der Sünden". Joss Toledo Art Gallery. Zürich.
- "Spanische Icone". United Art Zürich Kunstfestival. Joss Toledo Art Gallery. Zürich.
- "Joss Toledo by Love is the Answer". Love is the Answer. Windisch.

- «Noches Olé». Stadtsgalerie Obere Mühle, Dübendorf.

Group Exhibitions:

- "Art Talents Zürich". Tanzwerk 111. Zürich.

- "Artbox Projekt Barcelona". Artbox Gallery. Barcelona.
- "Artweekend Münstergasse". Zürich.
- "Art Fusion Basel". Galerie Katapult. Basel.
- "Art Storchen". Zürich.

- "Art Fusion Zürich 2021". Peyer Gallery. Zürich.

- "Visionary 2022". Galeria Angelica. Roma.
- "El Pan de Cada Dia". Galerie CubaNow. Opfikon.
- "Farb, Form & Fusion. Galerie CubaNow. Opfikon.
- "Regarde 22". GK3. Zürich.

- "Art Friends 2023". Kunstatelier NumasIgra. Basel.
- United Art Zürich Deluxe. Galerie Art & Business. Zürich.
- «Noches Olé». Stadtsgalerie Obere Mühle, Dübendorf.

Art Fairs:

- Swiss Art Expo. Zürich
- "Rhy Art Salon 2022". Basel.
- "ARTe Kunstmesse Konstanz". Konstanz.
- "Qatar International Art Festival". Qatar.
- "Synergie Art Fair". Miami

- ARTe Fussion Kunstmesse Stuttgart.
- Artist selected for the London Art Biennale 2023. King’s Road. Chelsea. London


Somos, mucho más de lo que pensamos, aquello de donde venimos.

Para pintar mis cuadros me inspiro en la vida y las personas y tambien en lo que pienso que se esconde tras la primera capa, tras aquello que el mundo aparenta ser.

Mis figuras tratan tradiciones, comportamientos y críticas sociales que invitan a la reflexión.

Me gusta pensar que las personas somos complejas y que nada es lo que parece, captar ese aspecto mediante la expresión, el color y la composicion e intentar transmitirlo en mis pinturas.

El resultado, un abanico de historias unicas llenas de energia llevadas al lienzo que espero que os guste.

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