Juan Fernando Escobar
About Juan Fernando Escobar
Juan Fernando Escobar was born on July 18, 1989 in Medellin, Colombia. In 2012 he obtained the title of Master of Visual Arts at the University of Antioquia. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, among which stand out: • Saatchi Screen Project. Saatchi Gallery. London • Third Biennial Comfenalco. Belen Gallery. Medellin • Alphabets. Chamber of Commerce of Medellin. • Paint x 4. Oliver Debré Gallery, Alliance Française. Medellin • “Whorehouse” Appropriations. Museum of Antioquia. Medellin • Auction House three courtyards. Gallery House three courtyards. Medellin. • First Etching group show. Castle Museum. Medellin • Existential Consciousness. Chamber of Commerce of Medellin. His work is based on the practice of representation and appropriation as a visual strategy to interpret relationships between the individual and the work of art in spaces of production and artistic exhibition. His projects explores the possibilities of painting and drawing as a media to build images that allows references identification of art history and the evocation of situations around them. This way it gives rise to a series of signaling that review the events of the aesthetic experience and blurs the boundaries between art and artistic mediation. Some of his works belong to various public and private collections in countries like Colombia, United States, England, Italy, and Canada.
Visual Arts University of Antioquia