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about

Jeankarlos Cruz conducts a studio practice

That constructs an abstract vocabulary

To investigate and

communicate the essence in

The realm of environment structures both

Physical and intangible.

 

Abstraction as language

Dissolves immediate associations and meanings

Perceived by

Traditional figurative representation of the real. 

 

The practice of forming, finding,

deconstructing the image

Requires constant agitation and

Manipulation of materials over the surface.

Through time

Layer upon Layer of materials and actions

Search to capture a materialistic image.

 

Only the painting itself,

after being exhausted,

Concludes the act.

Collapsing several sections of time

Into the one final presentation.

 

The process opens the way to

Communicate meanings in the themes

we could so humanistically present

persistently

over the course of History:

Human nature, the cosmos, love variations, ancestry, cotidianism, social struggles,

and the placements of objects in between it all.

details

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Current city: New York

Born: June 11th, 1993 Dominican Republic

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Education

2017- BA International Culinary Center, NY, NY

2015- BFA The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY, NY

2010- Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

2009- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

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CV:

2009- 2nd Art Exhibit New Jersey City University , Jersey City, NJ

2010- Latino Art Exhibit at MasterCard Worldwide, Pruchase, New York

2010-Union City Art Gallery at City Hall , NJ

2010-Qbava Gallery "La Virgen de Todos", Union City NJ

2012-Qbava Gallery "Sin Limites" , Union City NJ

2013-Union City Museum of Art at William V. Musto Cultural Center “Emerging Artist, The Precursors of Salsa”, Union City, NJ

2014-The Cooper Union, “Closing”, New York, NY

2014-Painting Exhibit at The Statuary, Jersey City Heights, NJ

2015-“4on4” at the Park Theater, Union City, NJ

2015- Scenic art at The Statuary with Andrea Murchison & The Murch Church Brass Band, Jersey City NJ

2016- “A Town Gets Down” festival in collaboration with Walter Parks and the Florida Ballet Company, Savannah, Georgia

2016- A Town Gets Down fundraiser at the Savannah Colleague of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah, Georgia

2016- The Statuary at History Holland Street- an experimental show exploring the interrelations of the different disciplines: visual arts, music, performance, dance and architecture. a collaboration with Walter Parks, International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and ConVivo. Jersey City, NJ

Solo show:

2014- Right Angle Gallery “New Spring” curated by Pedro Gilabert, Hoboken, NJ

2015- The Cooper Union “El Reino de Este Mundo”, NY

2015- Right Angle Gallery-adaptation from “El Reino de Este Mundo” curated by Pedro Gilabert, Hoboken, NJ

2017-The Statuary- "Modular Stage", NJ

CONTACT

jeankarlos@live.com