José Luis Landet thinks of his work as a place where different ways of operating and assimilating cultural processes are traversed by social, political and ideological actions. He is interested in investigating vestiges or socio-cultural wastes, for example, recovering romantic or bucolic landscapes by amateur painters, which can be seen in his oil on canvas produced between 1940 to 1970. He also tends to search for a particular notion of paradise in order to recreate an apocryphal individual. These paintings and other symbolic elements such as everyday objects, photographs, letters, postcards, super 8 films, slides, writings, magazines and books are part his material and conceptual deconstruction.
These objects have a thick background composed of memories, time and use. It is important to the artist to analyze each of them, take a photographic record, classify and later manipulate them according to the needs of the project in turn. Usually, these actions have to do with the metaphoric and poetic actions of filing, cutting, breaking, covering, forging, submerging, fragmenting, simulating, getting them out of the shadows and resignifying them.