Local artist, Peruvian native Juan Carlos Bautista will present 25 paintings for his exhibit "Poetic Art" throughout the month of February at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center in Middletown.
There is to be an artist's reception with light snacks and beverages on February 16 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Juan Carlos invites you to drop by and say hello.
He was born on June 24, 1978 in Tumbes – the City of the Eternal Summer – on the north coast of Peru at the border with Ecuador.
From an earliest age, he was attuned to the beauty of the world, and felt a need to find ways of adding to it.
Though his main venue is painting, he also writes poetry, and takes his inspiration from multi-disciplinary sources. Among the artists who have had the greatest influence on him are the Nobelist Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. At the same time, he is fascinated by the cultures of antiquity, whether those of the ancient Greeks and Romans or those of his native South America.
Each of his paintings “speaks” of some aspect of his experience in the world. He is private in his faith, while believing that the greatest of gods are those of peace and of love, and he hopes that his works will contribute to the building up of a better world.