Rosa Juanco presents her new exhibition, Runaway, composed by a series of paintings inspired by the idea of ”escape” or “loss of control”. The artist starts from several photographs and then intervenes with painting. The images speak of identity and its relation to places and people. If the work is autobiographical, directly or indirectly, it is something to be determined by the viewer.
The expository proposal starts from two opposites that are merged: on the one hand, the control of the initial photograph and, on the other, the unpredictability that arises with the change of technique. The result opens up unsuspected opportunities, sometimes increasing chaos, and others, re-creating it. The artist intentionally seeks out the plastic of the photograph modified by her gesture: from the click of the shutter to the manual stroke, leaving room for surprises. The glance in these brief stories, frozen in each one of the pieces, discolours our conclusions and demands to see the life through an instant, of a flash of deep understanding and at the same time fleeting.
Rosa Juanco, born in Madrid, Spain, she lives and works in Madrid having spent many years in Brussels and other locations.
Bachelor of Arts at the Facultad de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts School), Universidad Complutense, Madrid (painting and design). She completed the coursework for a PhD in Theory and Teaching of the Fine Arts. She furthered her studies through a fellowship in Florence (painting), and at New York’s School of Visual Arts. (SVA). She participated in Master Classes (Talleres de Arte Actual, Madrid), with artists such as Soledad Sevilla, John Armleder and Santiago Serrano. She went through a traineeship at the European Commission, Brussels, on cultural cooperation with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. In Brussels she completed a Baccalaureate in History of Art and Archaeology at the Institut Supérieur d’Art et Archéologie.
Her interest in the transformation of space led her to further her training in scenography, lighting and costumes at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. In 2012 she graduated as an Art Market Expert at the University of Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. Since 2012 she is one of the founding partners of CUMEDIAE (Culture&Media Agency Europe).