Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This painting is currently not for sale.
It will be exhibited and for sale at
A Hyper-Curated, Contemporary Art Fair
Frieze Week, NYC, May 3-6, 2018
Walking Into Sunshine and Plastic Dreams continue my investigations into different art styles which I remix into new interpretations. Again these two paintings are minimalist, geometric and hard edged color experiments following my instincts and intuition. Starting by dividing the canvas into different shapes, working back and forth until I feel a certain balance and rhythm. I decided to limit my colors to 7 or 8 primary and secondary colors on both paintings. They are influenced by many artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Stuart Davis and the quirky abstractions of Elizabeth Murray who I studied under at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
I used acrylic paint on gallery wrapped archival quality heavy duty cotton duck canvas. The one and a half inch depth of the canvas and the many layers of paint give the canvas almost a sculptural quality. The work is titled, dated and signed on the reverse. The image wraps around the entire canvas, so there is no need for framing, ready to hang.
Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended The School of Visual Arts, NYC from 1979 to 1982 where he studied under Elizabeth Murray, Keith Sonnier, Raphael Ferrer, Lucio Pozzi and Nachume Miller among others. Unfortunately art school does not teach you how to make money from fine art making. Therefore forced to make a living in the big city, Juan worked for several decades in business management for several large companies in law, accounting and telecommunications. Throughout this period Juan kept abreast of the art world by going to galleries and museums and making art in his spare time. Finally freed from money constraints in 2011 with early retirement, he is now dedicated to painting full time.