As a young boy growing up in a small town in the North of a recently democratic
Spain, Juan enjoyed the beginning of a new, open-minded government after
years of dictatorship. He studied at the University of Salamanca where
he successfully gained a BA in Art and Graphic design. Juan has been developing
his art since he was 8 years old so by all counts he is a bit off an old
hand at the game. Juan’s first work was cultivating his technique
like all young artists with genuine talent he was soon spotted and developed.
Juan went on to create his ideas using pencil and charcoal evolving onto
oils and water colours.
Juan’s paintings have an individual style that represents an alternative
insight to religious representation through an artistic medium Juan has
a very unique canvas in that it is pieces of wood he has rescued from
various buildings in his University City of Salamanca.
By the time Juan entered University a new style of art was being developed
now known as graphics and illustration. Juan proves his versatility when
designing graphics as his work shows a popular image of the female form
capturing the beauty whilst showing the strength of female’s influence
in society and everyday life.
Having moved to London, the focus of Juan’s work is now Fashion
Illustration that reflects contemporary urban lifestyles and labels. When
Juan began working in this field his commissions were mainly centred around
print work for small business, including designing logos and advertising
materials. As his art work has developed along the fashion illustration
route, commissions have included capturing the creative ideas on paper
for a major fashion designer. Juan has teamed up with a University to
share his experience and knowledge with students through lectures and
one to one guidance sessions.
Most recently, Juan has begun working with an international club promoter
who is developing a club night that centres around the work of an illustrator
rather than a DJ, who in the first instance will be Juan. This night will
form an integral part of an upcoming fashion week and Juan is working
on creating all aspects of the night from promotional materials to holographic
Keen to support budding illustrators and graphic designers,
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sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.