Juan Gabriel Peréz Botero aka JUGA
Dosquebradas, Colombia

Juan Gabriel Perez’s mixed media pieces, organized in lines and blocks of color, resemble a bird’s eye view of an urban area. Reminiscent of Richard Diebenkorn’s abstract paintings, the work is clearly influenced by the landscape. The bright primary colors bring to mind the vibrancy of Juan’s native country, Colombia. There is energy in the way the shapes intersect and move around each other, with crisscrossing lines that create both balance and haphazardness. Juan’s artworks are assembled with a range of media. Among his application of acrylic paint and charcoal, you may notice a small stub of a pencil, an airplane boarding pass, or a crumbled piece of notepaper hidden within the compositions. The layers of imagery from torn newspapers and magazines create the effect of street posters, just as they are posted on top of each other and torn down in urban spaces. In a contemporary way, Juan conveys the rich and stimulating world around him through a mix of geometric and organic forms.

An Evolving Painting
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Silencio
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Autumn Leaves
31.49" x 47.63" , mixed media artwork
$1,950


Old Moons
23.42" x 43.3" , mixed media artwork
$1,400

¿Quien Arma Cada Vida?
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Echoes
22.64" x 30.51" , mixed media artwork
$1,100


All Included
29.5" x 21.7" , mixed media artwork
$1,050

Old Land
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Inner Silence
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900


You Must Be Blind
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Big Man, Pig Man
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Alma Inquieta
31.49" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$1,100


Monasterio (Les Iris)
22.83" x 22.83" , mixed media artwork
$900

Connection
22.83" x 22.83" , mixed media artwork
$900

GoD bLEsS
23.6" x 31.4" , mixed media artwork
$1,100


AmeRiCaN PiE
31.5" x 23.6" , mixed media artwork
$1,100


Timeless Colors
29.52" x 21.85" , mixed media artwork
$1,050

Túnicas de Nieve (Robes of Snow)
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

Red Line Tango
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900


Life
23.6" x 47" , mixed media artwork
$1,550

I Am a Man
31.5" x 23.6" , mixed media artwork
$1,100

Turn Around
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900


Working Class
23.62" x 23.62" , mixed media artwork
$900

viDA pLEna
23.6" x 31.4" , mixed media artwork
$775

Hemos Aprendido
31.4" x 23.6" , mixed media artwork
$800


La Aventura de la Palabra
31.4" x 23.6" , mixed media artwork
$775

Exportador
31.4" x 23.6" , mixed media artwork
$775


Speak with Juan Gabriel


S Brown 4/19/2018 | 8:46 PM

Hi. I am considering buying Robes of Snow for my husband. Which other piece of same size do you think is the best pairing to this painting? Thank you.

commentsTurn Around
N Manluccia purchased this artwork. 11/19/2017 | 9:14 PM

I absolutely love this piece: the multiple layers and materials give it such compelling depth. Every time I look at it, I seem to find a new shape, pattern, or plane. The title is interesting: rather than "Turn Around," this piece compels me to explore, to go further! I'm truly grateful for your work and craft, and would love to hear more about the inspiration or story behind the piece. Thank you very much, Nick