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A former high-level athlete who took part in tennis and triathlon, Juan began painting practice in 2008, a little by chance, encouraged by a woman who saw him draw on a napkin. Since then, the Mexican artist has worked with the same rigour and the same diligence that he once invested in his sports activities in the realisation of his acrylics on canvas.
The joy of living is a notion that Juan places at the heart of his abundantly colourful compositions, in a desire to transmit and share moments of happiness with his audience. This desire has been translated in recent years into the commissioning of monumental paintings in Colombia and Mexico that the artist likes to do to offer a message of hope and kindness to local people, as was the case in 2017 when he was asked to decorate a façade of the Mexico Women’s Prison. Drawing on the works of the Spanish painters Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), Juan charges his subjects with many positive vibes which reveal his love for life, for the beauty of travel and encounters.
Alongside his career as a painter, since 2004 Juan has led his own commercial company which he called “Dream Big”. This company, whose motto is to inspire people to follow their dreams, contains many activities which lead to travel all over the world, in this way continuously feeding his artistic practice.