Express Yourself is a series showcasing artists as they share how their native country Mexico has inspired their work over the years, garnering them recognition, awards and exhibitions around the globe.
Juan Carlos Breceda
After graduating from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City and the Popular School of Fine Arts in Morelia, Juan began exhibiting his work in Mexico City. Since then, he has exhibited throughout the United States, South America and Europe, winning many national prizes and recognition awards. His latest exhibition can be seen at the Mexican Embassy in Abu Dhabi. The majority of his work is COBRA-style, mixed media on paper and features rough brushstrokes of contrasting colors with animals and women taking the spotlight in much of his pieces.
Proudest achievement: Dedicating a lifetime to being an artist.
Favorite piece of work: All my works become favorites; each one has a different emotion and intention.
How has Mexico inspired your work? Having been born in Mexico has filled my work with the expression of color, traditions and the magic of popular art, inspired by all corners of Mexico’s towns and cities.
What does art mean to you? A human expression that can be transmitted through color, music, light and good intentions. Art is a resource that transports us to unimaginable worlds and leads us by hand to be free.
What inspires you? Intense work as well as artistic expression, but above all the love for doing things.