“Each of his extraordinarily lucid landscape photographs is an antipicturesque collision between nature and abandoned buildings, highways, billboards and other junk products of modern civilization.” -The New York Times, December 9, 2009, Ken Johnson
Juanli Carrión (b. 1982) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Yecla, Spain. His work addresses the nature of human behavior through social group interactions and investigating natural, emotional and social landscapes to articulate aesthetic experiences that speak of the limits of human existence, identity, and culture. His exhibitions include OSS#1, Public Art Installation, NYC Department of Parks, New York, USA (2014); Onstage, Monuments of Melancholy, Centro Parraga Museum, Murcia, Spain (2014); Opus 2012, Rosa Santos Gallery, Valencia, Spain (2013), Opus 2012, Y Gallery, New York, USA (2013) and BNRW, Museum of Contemporary Art ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2012).
Carrión’s residencies and fellowships include Espaco Fonte, Artist-in-Residence, Recife, Brazil (2014); Contemporary Art Fellowship, Ministry of Culture of Spain, Spain (2012); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace (2011-2012) and ADM Center, Artist in Residence, Mexico City, Mexico (2011). He has also received awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Arts Grants, New York, USA (2013) and Generacion Visual Arts Award, Caja Madrid, Spain (2012). Carrión received a B.A. in New Media Arts from Saint Dennis Universite (2003), a B.A. in Fine Arts from Granada University (2004), and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Polytechnic University of Valencia (2008).
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist