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Artist In Focus: John Paul Fauves

John Paul Fauves

 

“I have painted since I can remember, I now understand that this passion for art is the soul trying to express through colors and strokes. My inspiration comes from the Fauvist movement.” – Vogue Italia

 

John Paul Fauves (born in 1980) is a contemporary Artist from Costa Rica . His artistic journey started at a very young age after he became a student of Joaquin Rodriguez del Paso , one of the most important Costa Rican modern art tutors. John Paul spent 15 years studying and mastering his technique, and only a few years ago he finally started showcasing his work. In less than one year John Paul Fauves got international recognition as an artist and now exhibiting his works worldwide. Only in 2017 Fauves had his solo shows in New York city, Belgium, was part of Paris Design week in France, group exhibitions in Los Angeles and showcased at Style Fashion week.

 

 

His latest exhibition A Loss of Innocence’ in association with The Tax Collection has travelled the world and brought him international notoriety. Fauves’ body of work is all about hedonism versus redemption; considering himself a “neo-pop expressionist” Fauves questions how humanity develops with maturity, becoming increasingly desensitised as ultimately, we grow further away from our childhood innocence. His aim is to throw light on the dark underbelly of society and highlight the many layers of the human form.

 

“I go with the flow, try to let my emotions govern my art style. To never lose what’s important to me which is to “express” no matter the style.” – Vendome Magazine 

 

In the ‘Loss of Innocence’ show Fauves displayed 13 paintings along side 350 masks. Masks play a vital role in Fauves artistic creations, and makes him feel ‘protected’ and acts as an alter ego, allowing Fauves to disinhibit and detach himself from the mold of the system for a while. 

 

In the ‘Loss of Innocence’ show Fauves displayed 13 paintings along side 350 masks. Masks play a vital role in Fauves artistic creations, and makes him feel ‘protected’ and acts as an alter ego, allowing Fauves to disinhibit and detach himself from the mold of the system for a while. 

John Paul Fauves alongside CB Hoyo and Shawn Kolodny was recently part of a charity cocktail and silent art auction called ‘The Art of Giving Back’. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to FACCI, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer, and Fundacio De Valle, a foundation dedicated to helping children with special needs hardships, living with HIV or AIDS. 

 

For available works by John Paul Fauves click here.

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