Cuba-born artist Juan Travieso blends nature and abstraction in his oil and acrylic paintings. From endangered animals to cultural icons, Travieso’s explorations track the changing world by both capturing its beauty and relaying the bleakness of its treatment. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“What were before abstractions interacting with disappearing animals, are now figures of disappearing and transforming ideologies and culture,” His paintings involve images ranging from propaganda and cartoons, to the iconic figures of the Cuban revolution. Woven inside is the personal and how these personal and cultural icons are in constant conflict and transformation. Ambitious and daring are qualities in the very flesh of his work.
The artist has a two-person show with Wiley Wallace this June at Thinkspace. See more of his recent work below.