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Juan Jose Mendoza was born on March 21, 1968 in Mexico City, studied a degree in Fine Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) , is Professor of Painting , Drawing and Printmaking at the National High School of UNAM since 1995.
Currently pursuing a Master of Painting at the Academy of San Carlos de la UNAM and at the same time continuing his work as an artist.
For the artist Juan Jose Mendoza, painting is a ritual that illuminates your way with colors and shades.
Among the styles that has combined, include:
Social Realism . - Where the urban landscape painting, wrestling, soccer and worldly passions, the main characters are his family, his parents, siblings , neighbors , and people in the street , who represented expressionist stroke and using seven theory Johannes Itten contrasts .
Art - Politics. - Is inspired by the Trova and Mexican Rock , takes phrases musicians like Silvio Rodríguez , Joaquín Sabina , Rodrigo González , Jaime Lopez , Gerardo Enciso, Jose Molina , Armando Rosas, Amparo Ochoa , Gabino Palomares and Cabral Facundo , transforms them into images and then materialized in plastic work pays homage to the thoughts and feelings of the musicians.
Magic Realism. - The work related to this issue, is based on the work of anthropologist Carlos Castaneda and the ?Teachings of Don Juan Matus? (philosophy of own life ) . In his paintings incorporating Mexican folk toy, fish signify life, joy, abundance or mean fish death figures also integrated also figures as a " little miracles " hand and arm representing large work.
For the facture of his works, the Painter is based on the traditional that among the painters' guild called ?office?, respecting the qualities of each material and procedure. The application of these techniques is enriched with new materials and inventions of the artist , for example to create textures using loads of sand, marble dust , broken glass , cement gray, plastilita , gel and calcium carbonate , the use of compounds for soup, rice , lentils and other objects, in order to give texture and that the artist has called the painting as staple commodity .
It emphasizes the differences of each material, which in turn favor the shapes of their favorite solutions: transparencies, glazing and juxtaposition of materials and colors, to achieve the finish you have in mind. The artist integrates his own theory about color management, which called Color - color emotion or soul.
His notes for the production are totally experiential, makes broad strokes about the composition of your picture, which refers to the elements and objects that make up the plastic and intent of each work. It relies on classical geometry and application of mathematics, but other times it goes directly to the canvas and establishes a dialogue with him, so that is it which tells where to direct attention. This can range from formal to informal, which may decrease the seriousness of their work.
He has taught several specialized conferences, taught courses for the general public at MUAC (Contemporary Art University Museum), has made videos for the teaching of painting, and has participated in several national and international competitions with his students, in what has been obtained deserved recognition.
To date (September 2013) has participated in over 50 group exhibitions and 21 singles.
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