Artist: Jose Ja Ja Ja
Date: April 2016
Size: 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Page: 400, B/W
Publisher: RUJA PRESS & Fulgencio Pimentel
Note: 1 ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED BY THE ARTIST INCLUDED WITHIN EVERY BOOK
2nd book of artist and comic drawer Jose Ja Ja Ja. Fartlek is Published as limited edition of 300 copies. Every copy comes with a unique original drawing illustrated, signed and dated by the artist.
Cars, bikes, architecture, basketball, landscapes of La Mancha, still lifes and palpitating, gummy creatures as seen in a dream. All themes are essential, everything's reaching boiling point in his head, but the main subject here is drawing. These four hundred pages show an artist in his plenitude, taking the plunge of destroying his neatness and his advantage, both the calm and the inner tension of his technique, breaking the style itself. Just as a fartlek runner adapts his rate and beats to the varying context of the ground, letting his own instinct rule the land, José leaves his hand's own stream not even noticing it passed by his cerebral cortex first. Fartlek is José Ja Ja Ja's true calligraphy.
" Despite recent developments in 3D digital image-making, the line is still the shortest distance between two ideas, and José's book is full of them. Lines, that is: straight ones, curved ones, short ones and long ones. No color, no shading –just lines. There are naughty lines and charming lines, athletic lines and sexy lines, slow lines and speedy lines. All of these lines, minimal as they are, delineate a living and breathing, maximal world. " - Steven Guarnaccia