Venezuelan Jota Leal was born 36 years ago in a small town in the east. He started painting when he was very young and never studied fine arts. As a six-year-old, he would attend class, but after class he would paint plastic fruits and empty bottles. Even at that age, Jota Leal knew what he wanted to do. He wanted to draw people. He wanted to draw their faces. Leal was the second of three brothers, each with their own unique talents. His parents worked in oil fields. One of Jota's drawing memories was some lines that surprised his parents as a child. His next birthday and Christmas gifts were pencils, crayons, paints, etc. After working with engineers and people around him, he went to study electrical engineering and graduated in this field. None of his family members knew how he worked. He was obsessed with painting and drawing. It didn't take long before circuits became lines and numbers became colors and pens replaced physics theories. Jota has worked at the Music and Art Gallery at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and Sally Fine Arts in Taipei, Taiwan.