Working in ink, oil, and powdered pigments like charcoal and graphite, Jimenez relies on classically won academic techniques, the fundamentals of drawing, and the manipulated accidents that come with the practice of water-based mediums.
The formal, technical part of his process is as important as its inspiration, in an honest metonymy of light and shadow enacted with the self-reliance and laidback confidence that comes with maturity.
The photography frequently layered inside his currents of pigment are derived from old negatives taken from the house he grew up in. Roses from his mother's garden, a pet bird inherited from a family friend, and other prompts for meditations on mortality. In this way Jimenez's theory, concept, and form all become a convergent poetics, spoken in the language of his once and future heart