Juanjo San Pedro
JUANJO SAN PEDRO, UNTITLED 55, 2017
MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL
Juanjo San Pedro was born in Laguardia (Álava, Spain) in 1945. From his hometown he moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where he began to study Fine Arts. After getting the Fine Arts five years Degree at the University of Barcelona and Bilbao, he took his first steps in his painting career. He moved to Lanzarote (Canary Island) where, struck by the singularity of the volcanic scenery, he threw himself into oil painting and the elaboration of surface textures, gradually building up his own style in abstract painting World.
Inspired by the master of abstraction Zao Wou-Ki, San Pedro’s aim is to reveal the beauty of Nature as well as its Power. He sees himself as a scientific artist and uses the “Fragmento” (as he likes to call his canvas) to express the emotional intensity of a volcanic eruption or an earthquake.
In the 80s’, he opened two art galleries, exhibiting his own and other’s work, and his paintings began to travel around the world. Since then he has been exhibited in different galleries around Europe, and his paintings are collected in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Arab Emirates, Australia and Switzerland.
Nowadays, Juanjo San Pedro lives between La Rioja where he owns his Studio-Gallery and Estepona. He also has edited graphic works and has published several art books. His last watercolor art book has been awarded in 2013 by the Book Awards in Beijing.