in collaboration with JUAN ARATA

Each design is limited to 50 copies/prints only and carefully hand printed by the artist himself. A serial number provides traceability of the product.> > >



Born 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently lives and works in Berlin.

“Juan Arata works in a variety of media including drawing, installation, video, and most prolifically, painting. His figurative paintings feature bold fields of colour, both enigmatic and illustrative marks, and the distorted visages and disembodied appendages of his imagined subjects. In the grotesque tradition of George Grosz, Arata describes in paint a cast of motley and gruesome characters caught in the follies of urban life. Though these portraits are developed intuitively, Arata is precise in shaping the uncanny affects of these bizarre and comedic figures, his mark-making and paint application mimetically attuned to the fraught gestures or blank stares of each persona.

For Arata, his consistent use of saccharine and neon colours underscores the web of desire and false expectations that mark the absurdity of the contemporary condition: the asinine pursuit of the bright, shiny, and new.

Arata’s work are driven by a profound sense of the absurdity of the everyday.” A.H.