Juan Nuevo was born in Spain in the Mediterranean Island of Menorca. Now he lives and paints in Bristol
Nuevo seeks to push beyond realism he does not ever copy from the real. His abstract works come directly from an abstract dimension where a world of pure colours and forms are developed in his paintings. One of Nuevo’s most developed relationships is with the function and the execution of line, and there are numerous angles and linear spaces in which to get lost in the majority of his works. Whether it’s a single stroke that seems to carry out the long note of a musical instrument or a series of linear movements across the canvas that call to mind a series of steps or a dance through the streets, Nuevo’s use of line is a wonder to behold and invites the observer to take part in the development and translation of the piece itself.
Colour is also handled with maturity and grace in these often startling abstract acrylic paintings. From rich and deep reds that seem to hold entire worlds of complementary shades within their painted spaces to lively greens and yellows and throughout the vivid spectrum, Nuevo displays a remarkable talent for quenching the thirst of the eyes and of the mind with well-chosen and beautifully executed colour. Just as adept with more muted pieces, the artist portrays a creative world in which colour is the principal majesty, always affording a special interest to shade and tone and carrying out each colour with an enduring confidence. The result is at once refreshing and pleasing to the senses, and this ensures that every viewing of these abstract acrylic paintings is as exciting and interesting as the first