Juan Travieso (born Havana, Cuba 1987), is an artist based in Miami and New York. His work explores notions of impermanence and decay through a combined language of pop, realism, and abstraction. His figures, humans or animal, are broken up into spaces and forms much like 3d models, speaking to both their temporality and transition into the digital age.
In his recent exhibitions at The Ft Lauderdale, Orlando and Naples Museums of Art, Travieso transposes his work on endangered animal species with works relating to his own childhood and experiences growing up in Cuba. What were before abstractions interacting with disappearing animals are now figures of disappearing and transforming ideologies and culture. His paintings now involve images ranging from soviet propaganda and cartoons, to the iconic figures of the Cuban revolution, but woven inside is the personal, and how these personal and cultural icons are in constant conflict and transformation.
Juan Travieso is a graduate of New World School of the Arts in Miami Florida, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California, and received Masters of Fine Arts from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston in 2013. He has had numerous exhibitions in New York, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, as well as internationally. His work is included in multiple collections throughout the United States and other parts of the world.