The plastic adventure of this artist from Madrid belongs to the category of Cybernetic Art or Computer Art. In Spain the theoretical and practical origin of this trend can be found at the Center for Calculation at the Complutense University of Madrid, where a seminar on Automatic Generation of Plastic Forms was held between 1968 and 1973. Together with Manolo Quejido, García Asensio, Yturralde and José Luis Alexanco, Gómez Perales associates scientific research and Art. This group from the Center for Calculation claims scientific status for artistic activity appropriate to the new technologies of the twenty-first century.
José Luis Gómez Perales was one of the first of them who dared to introduce mathematical calculations into the composition of plastic works. His investigative facet works in two directions: the systemization of the composition of the painting, and the color. The composition of his works starts with the actual break down of the two-dimensional surface as well as the juxtaposition of different elements. Regarding color, the only previous condition is to apply it homogeneously within the forms it occupies.
Gomez Perales’s work shows extraordinary formal purity, in the style of Soledad Sevilla and Elena Asíns, who were also his colleagues at the seminar at the Center for Calculation. His paintings can be seen, among other important public and private collections, at the Queen Sofia Museum and Juan March Foundation.