fine art

Midweek Muse: Juan Genoves

This week's Midweek Muse is one of my favorite artist growing up, Juan Genoves. It is still an impressive memory at my first Art Basel show in Miami as a child, turning a corner to witness one of his large canvases painted with what seemed to be mere dots. From afar, I could distinguish a group of people in line, migrating towards a destination, a beacon of hope. I was mesmerized, smitten, and I went closer to the canvas, I examined his technique; textures and depth were achieved by piled up oil paint mixed with tiny objects, each forming a person. This painting was about me, us, about everyone. 

Juan Genoves

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Juan Genoves studied in the Valencia Art College where he evolved the need to "renovate Spanish art and also with the function of art and the artist in society". During his life, he joined post war Spanish movements in the art scene which greatly influenced the trajectory of his work. It was in the sixties, that he began experimenting with the subject of the "individual" and the "crowd". In his recent years, he has further explored the "crowd" and has manifested into the work I love today. Through the portrayal of crowds, he explores static movement and visual rhythm through paint. 

Here is an image that shows closer how Genoves's uses layered paint, colors, and small objects to create individual people within a crowd. 

Click the slide show below to see more examples of his impressive, and endlessly inspiring work.

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE | WILD WEST

Latin for Glory x WeWoreWhat

As a new spring season approaches, new art is now available! Limited prints of the original piece created for Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat are offered in three sizes and each signed by the artist. All prints are created using professional printing methods on the highest grade paper. Please feel free to contact me for more information, custom sizes, and other specifications. 

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Latin for Glory x WeWoreWhat

Bull No. 6 in collaboration with Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat is now complete. 

Together, we worked on designing a bull that reflected Danielle's edgy fashion style along with our shared love for plants, specifically cacti and succulents. The bull sits on a bed of vivid plants, none two alike. As a way to incorporate our passion for interior design, the bull skull was rendered as white marble with jute ropes adorning the horns.

 I documented the entire process and shared it through Instagram and Facebook, demonstrating how a garden slowly comes to life. Each plant was crafted with immense attention to detail and thorough color studies.  

The original piece will be on display in Danielle's 'rock n roll chic' New York City apartment. Prints will be available on my website soon! If you would like to be notified first, please subscribe on my webpage below. 

Here are just a few snap shots of the work in progress:

A Modern Story

As an artist, I have experimented with an endless variety of styles, mediums, subject matters, and palettes. Art has the power to transform, evolve, and open windows to views we have never seen before. 

Running of the Bulls will have a parallel art series that offers a more modern version of my story. Where as Running of the Bulls is characterized by saturated, refined, and immensely detailed compositions, this 2.0 series succumbs to a carnal passion reflected through paints, drips, splatters, crooked lines, and vast canvases. 

Below is No. 1 of the series. A large white canvas, symbolic of the beginning of my life, layered with a mapped out bull in graphite below an unrefined neon pink graffiti bull, and crowned with a veil of rose gold abstract roses. 

Stay tuned to see how the story continues to unfold.