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José Antonio Higuero is a Disabled and Self-taught Artist, from Spain.
He is a Cartoonist of Comics as well as a Contemporary Art Painter.
When he was 18 years old he read a book by Pablo Picasso, loved his work and wanted to dedicate himself to Contemporary Art. Since then he has participated in contests of City Councils and Associations for the Disabled, winning prizes. His style of Contemporary Art Painting is Neo-Expressionism, with which he identifies himself, although sometimes he paints in a Realist style. He draws portraits of characters with vivid and pure colors in Neoexpressionist style with wax on paper, which is the technique with which he expresses himself best. With his painting he intends to go deeper and deeper into expressionist art and find everything that interests him in man and search in the soul of every human being that he intends as a spectator to reflect and find himself in every drawing, in every painting, to ultimately find himself.
His favorite artists are Pablo Picasso, Jean Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Antonio Saura, Karel Appel, Alfonso Fraile and Juan Barjola.

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1984: Museum of Arts and Popular Customs. Seville. 1985: COPE Exhibition Hall. Seville, Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Malaga, Cultural Center of the Savings Bank of Valencia, House of Culture. Palencia. 1986, 1987 and 1988: UGT. Madrid. 1987 and 1988: Municipal Hall of Culture. Chiclana. Cadiz. 1989: Provincial Council of Guadalajara, Public Library. Palencia. 1990: Youth House. Ecija. Seville. 1993: Exhibition Hall of the Hotel Los Lebreros. Seville. 1994 and 2004: Exhibition Hall of the Hotel Monasterio. El Puerto de Santa Maria. Cadiz. 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999: López Torres Museum. Tomelloso. Ciudad Real. 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2002: House of Culture. Quesada. Jaen. 1998: Delegation of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía. Seville. 1999: Cultural Center of the Diputación de Málaga. 2000 and 2005: The Sharjah Arts Museum. United Arab Emirates. 2001: Provincial Council of Seville, Faculty of Fine Arts of Valencia. 2002: Columbus House. Huelva. 2003 and 2004: Official College of Physicians of Seville. 2006, 2007 and 2012: El Baílio Exhibition Hall. Lora del Rio. Seville. 2005: Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses. Seville, Municipal Equestrian Pavilion. Gibraleón. Huelva, University of Murcia, School of Public Health. Grenade. 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016: Casa Grande Cultural Center. Ayamonte. Huelva. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015: Convent of Nuestra Señora del Vado. Gibraleón. Huelva. 2006: Andalusian Tourism Room. Malaga. 2008 and 2016: Jiloca Study Center, Traveling exhibitions by towns in Teruel. 2009: FAISEM. Reales Alcázares. Seville. 2010, 2016, 2017 and 2018: Olontense Center for Contemporary Art. Gibraleón. Huelva. 2013: Hall of the Mayorazgo Palace. Arcos de la Frontera. Cadiz. 2014: Exhibition Halls of the Lower Town Hall of Carmona. Seville. 2014 and 2016: Municipal Art Gallery. Arcos de la Frontera. Cadiz. 2015: "Art Collaboratory". Traveling exhibitions in Italy and Peru, Gothic Hermitage of the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuente. Peñarroya de Tastavins. Teruel. 2016, 2018 and 2019: Exhibition Hall of the Teatro Principal. Burgos, Institute of Culture and Arts. ICS. Seville. 2017: Exhibition Hall of the Royal Monastery of San Agustín. Burgos. 2017 and 2018: ANADE Foundation. House of Culture of Collado Villalba. Madrid. And traveling through Spain, House of Culture of Xátiva. Valencia. 2018, 2019 and 2020: Museum of the Senses. Provincial Council of Malaga, CASADECOR. Madrid, MAXAM Foundation. Cultural Center of Casa de Vacas del Retiro. Madrid. 2018. 2019 and 2020: I AM CAPABLE. Main dressing room of the Santander Exhibition Center. 2019: Exhibition Hall of the collective LA SALITA. Gijon. 2021: PROVI-ART Competition Exhibition. Municipal Cooperative Theater. Barbera del Valles. Barcelona, VII International Exhibition Virtual Museum MundoArti-2021.


1985. 2nd Prize for Drawing and Honorable Mention for Painting. II Youth Contest of Plastic Arts of Andalusia. Junta de Andalucía. 1993. 3rd Prize for Painting in the I Contest "AL MARGEN"-93. 1998. 1st Prize for Drawing in the III “AL MARGEN-98” Contest. 1999. Prize-acquisition of work in the IV Contest "AL MARGEN-99". 2002. Prize-acquisition in the V Contest "AL MARGEN-2002". 2007. 1st Illustration Prize. "I Bipolar Disorder Illustration Contest". Astrazeneca Foundation. Madrid. 2008. 3rd Prize for Painting at the 51st National Painting Salon “Ciudad de Ayamonte”. Ayamonte Town Hall. Huelva. 2015. Painting Award in the National Painting Contest "PuroArte". FEASFES. 2016. Acquisition in the I Contest of Artistic Expression and Mental Health. Seville. 2017. 2nd Prize for Painting in the VI Prize for Plastic Arts. ANADE Foundation. Honorable Mention in the VIII IVASS National Painting Contest. 2018. 2nd Drawing Prize in the XI Art Contest "Soy Capazitado 2018". Santander City Council. 2019. 1st Accesit in the IX IVASS National Contest. 2020. 2nd Drawing Prize in the XII Art Contest "Soy Capazitado 2019". Santander City Council. 2022. Painting Prize in the 3rd Artistic Expression Contest "Art to heal the soul". Mental Health Andalusia. Seville.


Junta de Andalucia

Association of Plastic Artists Linea Paralela. Seville.

Ayamonte City Council. Huelva

Astrazeneca Foundation. Madrid.

FEAFES Association. Seville.

FAISEM Association. Seville.

ANADE Foundation. Collado Villalba. Madrid.

Santander City Council. Santander.

Andalusia Mental Health Federation. Seville.