JUAN ALONSO-RODRÍGUEZ - Artist Statement
My work is an on-going exploration of abstraction based on forms both found in nature and those conceived by human ingenuity. I am influenced by balance, perceived symmetry, architecture, growth & decay, patterns, surfaces, history, my dual Cuban/American culture, weathered beauty, and the tug-of-war between the natural and the man-made landscape.
In recent years I have had the opportunity to create both studio work and public art projects. This has enabled me to challenge preconceived notions about the acceptance of art by the general public and the capability of the solitary studio artist engaging in collaborative ventures. As a believer that art has the ability and artists the responsibility to inspire social well being, I welcome the balance between the introspection necessary to formulate ideas in the solitude of the studio and the gift of sharing some of the benefits with society.