Welcome to the gallery of Juan Meridalva.
This exhibit shows his oil paintings, inspired by FIRE (fuego = fire in Spanish).
"I see, I paint, therefore I love."
"The human is an ever becoming entity, sapience is our ever becoming creation."
Fuego: "Fire without, Fire within, Ecce Homo"
Juan Meridalva is a Guatemalan artist that has lived a
great part of his life in the USA and some in Europe. Mainly self taught, asiduosly studying in museums and galleries.
In some of his works can be seen the influence of clasical and modern art, as in the "Fuegos" here. In
another body of work the influence is from Meso-american pre-hispanic or in general "primitive" art.
Juan deals primarily with the question of the struggle of the human to evolve, so he utilizes a lot the human figure, either realistically, subrealistically or abstractly to portrait his feelings and thoughts about our predicament as beings in an ever becoming process.
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