Juan-Pablo Villacura was born in Chile in 1986, currently lives and works in Münster, Germany. His abstract paintings are multi-compositions of many individual pictorial elements that invite the viewer to discover new details again and again but also work very well as a whole. A composition of iconographies beyond symbol and meaning: lines and arcs, areas of color and free spaces, blots and spots, shading or graffiti. The abstract and varied composition of colors and shapes speaks directly to the viewer and even if there is nothing specific to recognize remains much room for interpretation. They are collages of irregular shapes and colors that have neither causality nor hierarchy.
Juan-Pablo Villacura sees the origin for the energy of his paintings in his time in Chile. Growing up in an environment of economic and social challenges in everyday life required some stamina and therein lies the strength of his artistic creation.