Art in a Form of Impact and Embrace
By William Joy
We have followed with interest the professional career of Juan Manuel Zaragoza Zúñiga. When he started to work as a fine artist he specialized in painting. At the beginning, his work focused on abstract painting, displaying an interesting combination of colors and geometric shapes. Then he entered into post-pictorial abstraction, which is sometimes difficult for ordinary people to understand, but always intense and sharp. In all exhibitions we have noticed his great evolution from a naïve attempt to modern. We have seen him working in his art workshops and captured his great ability to produce oils, watercolors, compositions, sculptures, and most recently, acrylics.
Juan Manuel Zaragoza
Sat, Jan 24, 1pm
His dedication and great ability to work in this industry has won him a place among other young Mexican artists. We do not doubt that soon his artwork will be in international galleries. He has found his own way to develop mixed media artwork, doing an outstanding job in acrylic, which allows a very expressive composition. For instance, using everyday topics such as landscapes, flowers, and animals, in Juan Manuel we see what Terry Fenton once said: “They don’t shout, but neither do they whisper; they don’t intrude… yet they transform their surroundings as only great art can.” And what Pablo Picasso said in a phrase that applies to our artist: “El arte limpia nuestra alma del polvo de cada día.”
We congratulate Juan Manuel Zaragoza, who, without losing the abstract work is able to expand his work in the field of figurative art, including his horses, his Madonnas, and his still lifes, which communicate deep expression.
Zaragoza was born in Michoacán, Mexico and graduated from University of Guanajuato in 2002.