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José Ramón Muro

José Ramón Muro and his painting at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

José Ramón Muro Pereg (born 14 July 1954 in Bilbao, Vizcaya) is a Spanish painter. He specializes in hyperrealist paintings.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Bilbao in 1954, Muro began painting from childhood. At age 22 he presented his first solo exhibition. At this time he was a pupil of the Basque painter José Luis Aldecoa,[1] but his technical training influenced his painting framed in pop art with a tendency towards hyperrealism. He combined painting with artistic forms such as documentary cinema and photography, while working as an engineer.


Natural landscapes, urban landscapes, portraits and other more classic framed within imaginative realism are some of his traits. Since 2010, he dedicated has participated in international competitions, art fair exhibitions and attending workshops with other Spanish realist painters. The stages of his life are reflected in his works, particularly in the imaginative realism of classical touches, a genre that the artist cultivated throughout his career.

As a disciple of Aldecoa[1] in the 1980s he embraced the techniques of landscape, employing his knowledge of technical drawing, specifically in geometry and perspective. In the 1990s he opted for a hyperrealism.

He typically applies acrylic paint on wooden canvas and applies mixed techniques.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Enciclopedia Auñamendi (ed.). "José Luis de Aldecoa Echebarria". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ (ed.). "El realismo de José Ramón Muro llega al Museo de Reproducciones de Bilbao". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^, ed. (6 March 2014). "El realismo de José Ramón Muro llega al Museo de Reproducciones de Bilbao" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 January 2015.