Jantus (1994, Buenos Aires) is a painter from Argentina that currently lives in Barcelona. He builds his compositions with color stains. Rough and impulsive brushstrokes give dynamism to the images. A noisy sensation comes out of the extreme contrast of... Read More
Jantus (1994, Buenos Aires) is a painter from Argentina that currently lives in Barcelona. He builds his compositions with color stains. Rough and impulsive brushstrokes give dynamism to the images. A noisy sensation comes out of the extreme contrast of color and the rawness of the process is felt in the final works. Color combinations are inspired by his love for comic-books, abstraction comes from a certain character or landscape from where he chooses his palette.
Structurally, there is no lead narrative, no focal space, unless you locate that, by default, at the centre of the buzzing, vibrating canvas. There is a wild jumping atmosphere around the whole plane of inescapable, hyperactive brightness that calls the attention to all places at once. The overall sense of explosiveness comes from the gestures which are bold and almost brutal. Vibrancy glows to the spectators eyes out of the colors which clash to each other in an organic environment.
Jantus studied at Universidad Nacional de Arte (UNA) in Buenos Aires and in Richard Sturgeon´s workshop. His artworks have been exhibited in Eduardo Sívori Museum and in Romulo Raggio Foundation in Buenos Aires. On the other hand, in the year 2018 Jantus travelled to Europe and Asia for several exhibitions. First, he went to Japan for the Tokyo International Art Fair; later on, he was part of Parallax Art Fair, in London, United Kingdom. Then, we went to Helsinki, Finland, to exhibit at Cable Factory in BELA Biennial. Right now, he is preparing future exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro and New York.
An inner impulse leads me to creative process. I paint because I have the need to express. I put color brushstrokes in a canvas, then I take distance and observe. After a moment of reflection I guess what comes next and continue painting. I seek contrast after all, contrast, counterpoint and a composition. Painting comes out of impulse and reflection.