The Garden of the Earthly Delights after El Bosco. Oil on canvas. 60” x 48”
Juan Lopezdabdoub is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose intriguing works, rife with symbolic imagery, philosophical introspection and striking thematic contrast, encourage discourse among viewers. Although largely allegorical, Juan’s paintings employ the visual signifiers of mythology to call forth decidedly contemporary issues. His paintings are deep-rooted in the concerns of contemporary society, seeking to engage the viewer in meaningful discussions with the purpose of promoting a better understanding of the human condition. By juxtaposing seemingly disparate images, the artist masterfully conjures a sense of dramatic tension: even though elements may be incompatible they are duly joined in a beautiful aesthetic balance. Juan hopes to underscore the divisive worldwide conditions that spark contention but inevitably unites us all. His imagery, both powerful and ambiguous, further emphasizes the fact that people are inherently linked no matter what their politics, color and creed.
Juan lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario where he supports his work by teaching Spanish language.