Jantus (Buenos Aires, 1994) is an artist based in Barcelona. He studied in Argentina in Universidad Nacional de Arte and in Richard Sturgeon workshop. He exhibited in Museo Nacional de Arte Eduardo Sívori, Museo Romulo Raggio and in Elsi del Rio Gallery. In 2018 he travelled to Spain where he did his first solo exhibition in Barcelona. After this show he was invited to participate in BELA Biennial in Finland, as well as, Tokyo International Art Fair in Japan and Parallax Art Fair in United Kingdom. During 2019 he will exhibit in Río de Janeiro for the first time in his career and will be participating in ArtExpo New York 2019 in the Rising Artist section.
An inner impulse leads me to creative process. I paint because I have the need to ex- press. I put color stains 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. 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.