Juan Muniz “Postal” at La Luz de Jesus 8/5

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Juan Muniz  – Postal

Juan Muniz & Jasmine Worth
with Special Guests Maryrose Crook, Michael Murphy, and Bunnie Reiss
August 5-28, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday August 5, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Juan Muniz – Postal
“Say it simple, mean it deep” is one of Juan’s primary goals. His paintings often feature cartoon-like characters wrestling with modern life: intrusive technology, dependency, courage, love, denial, and awareness. The primary character Juan paints, ‘Felipe’, is neither male or female and is often shown wearing a rabbit suit and a mask. Juan states: “We often wear a second skin in daily life or at work and the ‘skin’ doesn’t reveal much of our true self. The ‘mask’ I draw is a blank stare and depending on the situation, can convey humor, doubt or irony.

Born in Tijuana, and raised in San Diego, Juan started drawing and painting as a child in San Diego and later attended Collins College in Arizona for animation. After receiving an Associates Degree he moved back to Las Vegas and earned his bachelors in graphic design from The Art Institute. Juan has become the cornerstone of the Las Vegas art community. With murals throughout downtown Vegas and in the Cosmopolitan Casino and Resort Hotel, Juan’s toy-inspired paintings have the flavor of graffiti and the appeal of Disney. Juan regularly shows his work in Las Vegas and Los Angles.

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