José Manuel Ciria is one of the international Spanish artists with most predicament. A rich history of success and professional recognition have led him to the best of his career. Now, apart from
the newly created Ciria Foundation he has designed an important philanthropic and cultural support program. In this line of action, he has kindly agreed to be interviewed for Chrom-Art.
José Manuel: First of all, thank you very much for supporting us, we are an international project based in London. You work between New York, Berlin, London and
Madrid. Do people need this international perspective to understand and confront Art?
I was born in Manchester of Spanish parents. My grandmother lived in Paris for 20 years. Since my childhood, traveling has been part of my life. In my development as an artist it was logical that
this sort of nomadism would be reflected in my work. I like to observe differences in the thinking, politics, psychology and sociology in the environments around me. My interests not only adhere
to theoretical and research approaches, I seek to see my work transformed depending on the country and city I live with what I see and the people with whom I interact. Obviously this
international perspective that you mention, has allowed me to have more information, and benefit from more resources.