ChimMaya is pleased to present ‘Reflejos de El Corazón’….an exhibition of new artwork by ChimMaya resident artist, Juan Solis.
In the four years that ChimMaya has displayed Solis’s artwork…we have witnessed the growth and transformation of a raw talent, into a highly recognizable and collected artist. The influence of his mentor and teacher, George Yepes, and the continued support of Yolanda Gonzalez, Emilia Garcia and many of his peers…..has enabled Juan to find his ‘center’as an artist, and to define the style that is uniquely Solis.
This year Juan is again stretching the boundaries of his gift, challenging his talent, and creating a body of work that will engage the viewer and captivate his collectors with colors, imagery, and subjects that echo the spirit of Juan Solis.
(please rsvp with name and number of guests attending)
Juan Solis, portrait artist and muralist, began painting at the age of 12. He spent eight years with the Academia de Arte Yepes of East Los Anglees, developing and creating his own distinctive techniques under the guidance of artist, George Yepes. In 1994 Solis was commissioned to design and paint his first large mural measuring 20’x20′ at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. He has painted three murals at Mariachi Plaza, among them being the mural ‘La Virgen de Guadalupe’.
Enamored with the beauty of his family and the women in his life, Solis is continually searching for concepts that go beyond capturing a beautiful face. Juan’s work acts as a reflection of his internal self as he explores placing his subjects in psychological contexts.
Main, East and West Galleries
Muertos y Ofrendas
5283 East Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022 / 323.869.8881