Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 116cm (H) x 89cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 45.7" (H) x 35" (W) x 1.2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
As an artist I have a special interest in shape and color. Standing in the field of abstraction, although with some little license in figuration, I seek to work around those forms that escape every category - forms between forms - that are born from the experience of doing and whose entity is based on the question: How do you name what is not known?
Starting from figure-ground, positive-negative relationships developed from the color generated by various layers in the body of the work, I seek to investigate the infinite possibilities of form. From the drawing of random figures, I build a universe of solids and holes that alternate their roles within the scene. In the search for a certain shape, unexpected figures appear in the intermediate spaces, in the voids, in the excess rest. The leading form is suspected and yields its dominance to a new form that appears; a game of tensions, associations and struggles then opens up that fragilely materialize, momentarily, in the final image.
On the other hand, it is essential for me to move in different directions and techniques, considering crucial for my way of expressing myself, the simple act of doing, through which I discover new ways to approach the behavior of forms and their possibilities in the visual universe. I work mainly with bright colors and contrasting palettes to enhance the differences, tensions and associations that arise between them.
Based in: Barcelona
Juan Sesé was born in Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1984. He has a degree in Social Communication from the University of Buenos Aires and works as a photographer and self-taught artist.
He participated in the Open Workshop given by the artist Hernán Paganini and since 2014 he attended the Scalabrini Workshop and Art Clinic coordinated by the artist Leila Tschopp.
He was the artist Jorge Sarsale’s personal assistant in his private workshop between 2014 and 2018. He has taken photography courses at the La Imagen School Workshop and with Pablo Spatola, documentary film director..
He has participated in some group exhibitions of visual arts and photography and individual exhibitions in Barcelona and Argentina.
Three years ago Juan lives in the Poblenou neighborhood, Barcelona and is part of the staff of the La Plataforma Gallery in Barcelona and Sample Art gallery based in Moscow.
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