Collection: Juan Brouwer

Theorizing about abstraction could be trite after 100 years of devoted and committed experts to this manifestation. How much has not been already said and in how many ways the subject will not have been discussed? That’s why I find more appropriate to discuss the subject from my personal experience.

Abstraction has always been my main focus, both before and after my Academy of Fine Arts graduation, mainly due to the way I feel and perceive the world. I always knew, even though I had logically to go through the academic phase at San Alejandro School, that it was my world and my fourth-year assignments were focused on this painting school.

Throughout my career, I have gone through several stages of theoretical and practical study, primarily of American schools. Focused on experimentation, I went through several stages…I understood at the time that to fully understand and paint in abstract form, it is best to make a revision to the experience itself, or the process of painting. While doing this, it was also important for me to avoid running the risk imitating the work of others, all while developing a personal style of my own. 

Read more about Juan on his Curriculum Vitae