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
Traditional figurative representation of the real.
The practice of forming, finding,
deconstructing the image
Requires constant agitation and
Manipulation of materials over the surface.
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
over the course of History:
Human nature, the cosmos, love variations, ancestry, cotidianism, social struggles,
and the placements of objects in between it all.
Current city: New York
Born: June 11th, 1993 Dominican Republic
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
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
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