Precious, 2019

by Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles

My paintings are fueled by my love of abstraction. The practice of making them involve appropriating from many schools of art and diverse art movements from the early 1900s to the present. My work has been described as minimal, concrete, reductive, geometric, hard-edged and non-objective.For the most part, I do not adhere to a "recognizable style" and instead depend on my intuition and shift back and forth within different parameters. Sometimes I work in pairs but have also worked in series as...


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Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles

Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles

Juan is an abstract geometric painter. He favors flat blocks of color, straight lines, hard edges, the grid, and patterns. He works intuitively and never works from drawings or studies. One painting influences the other. He puts one color down and the next color is a response to the next. If it doesn't work, the paint is scraped down and is overpainted but he never reveals any traces. He relates to painting as if it were a dance, trying to understand new steps between color and geometry. There are never any hints of gestures or marks. He experiments with color juxtaposition, space, and rhythm. He relates to painting as if it were a dance, trying to understand new steps between color and geometry. There are never any hints of gestures or marks. The paintings are distilled, austere, elegant, and jewel-like. He sometimes employs what he calls zips of contrasting colors, to "activate" space. His work is firmly planted in the Minimalist, Geometric, and Hard Edge Schools of painting.

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