Juliana Duque (JuDuq) makes paintings that shift between the obvious as figurative and abstract passages as the unidentifiable. Using portraits and a diverse range of painterly methods, her works study the aesthetics and materiality of the human body, perception and transience.
The characteristics of JuDuq’s paintings lie in creating static portraits and deconstructing them by adding scribbles or numbers and subtracting sections through resolute brushstrokes. Subjects are imbued with a contrast between reality and fiction that merges on the abstract. In her recent paintings she uses overlapping numbers ranging from 1 to 60, adamant strokes and Tayrona symbology as a means of destruction, preservation and reconstruction through time.
In 2008, she established herself in the visual arts community by working with several studios and art galleries in Miami, showcasing her work throughout South Florida. JuDuq’ is the recipient of two BCC Art Gallery awards, and the Kyra Belán Endowed Scholarship for artists. Published in the book Contemporary Painters by Danijela Kracun.
currently on exhibit
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