Juan Carlos Batista contemporary art is inspired in nature, the real and surreal as we often see in his animal-inspired creations.
Bipolar Chronicler is one of his series of works where the artist tries to integrate both the sculptures and the photographs. In both disciplines the duality between the real and the artifice is repeated. In almost all the sculptures there are two clearly differentiated parts, that is, on the one hand the treetops are built with animals-stuffed animals hardened with polyester, and on the other hand, he tries that the trunks that hold these delirious cups look as much as possible to some real trunks.
The photographs, which belong to a series this year called Adulterated Chronicles, are also constructed from a duality; the real part is formed by visual testimonies of the Spanish civil war and the fictitious resource is created from decalcomanías.
He thinks that what is really inherent in the creative process is related to the obsessive.
One of his favorite works is “Walking through the branches IV”, it is not only the biggest piece but also the one that was more complex to make.
Julian favorite material to work with is wood because of his own tradition. He has been using synthetic materials, resins, etc. for some time now, without interest in certain materials because of its toxicity but because of “script demands” he has no choice but to incorporate them.
Playfulness is present in part of his work: “even when I try to be ironic and caustic I take it as a divertimento, yes, a serious and reflective divertimento. In a tacit way, the ludic can be perceived in all that altered toy store that I have been doing for some years.”