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Juan F. Bejar

ARTIST STATEMENT

It’s very hard for an artist to explain his work, because in current day painting, particularly mine, I like to give only certain keys when I’m creating it. Later, the audience will have the last word. The painting is a stage behind a door which invites whoever is looking at it to step inside.

Once inside, one can contemplate the past, the present and, sometimes (many times) even the future.“To invent lies to create the truth”, Picasso said. My work is described by experts as “Bejariano style”, and I describe it as “poisoned sweets”So, I’ll just say something written about my work. It will explain it much better than I can.”

Enigmatic presence” might be a good title for Juan Bejar’s work, said an expert.

“Later, we can give it a different name, but the enigma will always be there, defiant, permanently interrogating the curious people who ingenuously aim to stare into his admired object, but the cheeky and rather malevolent smile seems to assure us that the mystery no longer lies with the artist, but with the painted object itself.”

Another expert said:

“Although you might only glance at Juan Béjar’s paintings, they trap you, submerge you into a perfect and quiet world, but they disturb you and move you. They are full of lies and truths, of feelings which are blatantly hidden.”

The content makes each painting a unique and personal story. With a very elaborate technique with oil, playing with transparencies and colours carefully combined to express feelings and ironic situations. With precise and modulated drawing, he creates beautiful heads, arrogant bodies and strange animals to transport us into the subtle beauty of the deformed.

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Sovereign

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Gumballs with a Prize

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Hot Tomato

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

LOVE

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Mouse Trap

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Pies

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Sound of Silence

24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Linen

Target

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Reverence

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Stoicism

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Emanate

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Ever After

34" x 29" / 86.4 x 73.7cm
Oil on Panel

El Matador

96" x 56.5" / 243.8 x 143.5cm
Graphite on Archival Paper

Yemaya and Erinle

48" x 36" / 121.9 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen

Harriet Tubman

40" x 28" / 101.6 x 71.1cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel

Roots of New Orleans

66" x 43" x 5" / 167.6 x 109.2cm x 12.7cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel

Study of Apollo

70" x 83.5" / 177.8 x 212.1cm
Oil on Canvas

Wanderer

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Chocolat Plantation, Sapelo Island

48" x 60" / 121.9 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Medicine Show (Diptych)

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Love’s In Need Of Love Today

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

If It’s Magic

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Ase

48" x 66" / 121.9 x 167.6cm
Oil on Linen, Gold and Silver Leaf

Portrait of A Man and A Woman (Diptych)

19.6" x 15.6" / 49.8 x 39.6cm
Oil on Linen

Out of the Forest I Come

24" x 16" / 61 x 40.6cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Solitude

PURCHASE

The Horse Tamer

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

The Circle of Life

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Tributary

50" x 40" / 127 x 101.6cm
Mixed Media

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