José Luis Baldera was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
From an early age his greatest passion was pencil drawing. In this way he exercised in the management of light and shadow, until he finished making portraits to order. Experience that brought him closer to the study of the human figure.
During the period 1990-1994, he studied arts at the National University Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU), in which he graduated as a plastic artist. It was there where he found the depth of colors and the drawing of the human figure. In 1997 he traveled to Spain to study painting techniques and it was there where he found his own language of expression. As a result, he divorced the portrait and the realist figure and gave himself completely to the expressionism of painting, which is what characterizes his works today.
His experience as an artist includes the handling of diverse materials, techniques and supports to carry out multiple projects on request, both at a business and personal level. Some works were entrusted to entities such as: Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic, Cerarte, HM & Asociados Law Firm, and Biaggi & Messina. He also made a mural for the renowned musician Juan Luis Guerra. All this has contributed to the professional evolution of the artist, whose constant movement can be seen in the current invoice of his works.
With the advent of digital technology and new tools for computer drawing and mobile devices, José Luis Baldera has reinvented himself by entering into the use and handling of these technological tools to insert in his wide range of technique, another source of expression artistic.
His technique is based on the handling of spontaneous spots and veils of vibrant colors, which give depth to his works. The first thing that can be appreciated in his works is the freedom to use contracted colors. Over time, his works have acquired an ease in the brushstrokes, greater nuances of colors and more riches of compositional elements, all this fruit of spontaneity and improvisation, as if he were composing a piece of Jazz.
It is evident that he has been able to merge in complete harmony the handling of Rembrandt's dark glade and the shapes and colors of Kandisky.