Juan Rojo was born in Valladolid, Spain in 1977. He graduated from the University of Salamanca (Spain) with a degree in Fine Arts and he obtained his Masters degree in painting and video at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has exhibited extensively in the USA and Europe and he is currently living in Memphis, Tennessee.

Artist Statement

Juan Rojo uses painting, video, photography and printmaking to call into question traditions of representation, and conventions of the depiction of women. He creates tumultuous wrestling matches between representation and abstraction, between contemporary fragmentation and historical representation, between accepted heights of taste and intoxicating trips of high pitch colors. He employs everyday materials like scrapbook patterns, crochet or paper doilies to create naive, hyper-decorative works that merge disparate subject matters and exhibit a high-contrast between form and content, exploring the perversions of our patriarchal society trying to define and control the definition of the feminine.