Internationally renowned Spanish chef and artist Jesús Núñez turned his creativity back to the visual arts during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Jesús’ first New York restaurant review, The New York Times called his cuisine “edible art” and compared Jesús to famed Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Sometimes using his kitchen tools as opposed to paint brushes, Jesús decided to elevate his artwork by opening up his very own fine art gallery in Millburn.
Right before the construction of his new gallery space was concluding, Millburn was flooded by Hurricane Ida, which destroyed many businesses in the town. While having to rebuild the gallery space all over again, he began a “Millburn Strong” campaign that helped raise awareness and funds for other local business owners in town affected by the hurricane just like himself.
Another aspect that makes J. Nunez Gallery unique is their Love Always initiative. The gallery pairs up with a non- profit every month and donates a portion of each artwork sold. “I opened this gallery to inspire. Art is beautiful but good art carries a message. I created the Love Always collection to carry the message of Love.” Núñez said.