Juan Carlos Batista, 1960
Enjoys moving between the surreal and the conceptual. And, we might also add a few more aspects: appropriationism, irony and black humour.
As for the textual, my work would orbit the deception and the erratic drifting of mankind. Recurrent themes which are no guarantee of anything.
Amongst his most recent exhibitions it would be necessary to highlight Carne
triste/Sad flesh in Casal Solleric. One year earlier, Juan Carlos had a show
Tiempo es de que sea tiempo/Time is that it is time in the N2 Gallery in
Barcelona and another show, La trinchera errante/The wandering trench in the
Sala El Aljibe CIC El Almacén in Lanzarote. The solo project entitled Realidad
casi humo/Reality almost smoke was shown in Centro de Arte La Regenta Las
Palmas de Gran Canaria and in the Juan Ismael Centre in Fuerteventura in
2017 and then in the TEA (Tenerife espacio de las Artes) the year before. In the
year 2013 he had a solo show in Artizar Gallery entitled “Crónicas adulteradas/
Adulterated Chronicles”. El paisaje amnésico/Amnesic landscapes was held in
the Nieves Fernández Gallery and included in the festival photoespaña off in
2012. In 2011 in the Espacio Canarias in Madrid, he presented the photographic
series “Románticos y realistas” (2008-2010). In 2007 “El animal inconsolable/
The inconsolable animal”, Sala de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Cruz de
Tenerife. “La mémoire inventée, in the art gallery of Fnac de Nancy, France in
2005. In 2004 J:-C exhibited the series “Made of sterner stuff” 1997-2004 in the
Glass Art Gallery Simone during the photography festival Mesiac Fotografie
Bratislava (Slovakian Republic).