Juan Carlos Batista

Juan Carlos Batista (Tenerife, 1960) moves between the surreal and the conceptual. Some concepts that are also present in his work are appropriation, irony and black humor. His work revolves around disappointment and the erratic drift of men, recurring themes that are not a guarantee of anything. Batista is a virtuous intellectual who skilfully handles the catalog of images and concepts that contemporary times offer, appropriating them and intervening to subvert their initial content, and weave them into a subtle and ironic plot. This is how the artist manifests the critical disenchantment that maintains with the reality that surrounds us.

Of his latest individual exhibitions, we highlight “Temores Infundado”s Kaplan Projects, “Carne Triste” at Casal Solleric, Contemprary art Cente, in Palma, “La Trinchera Errante” in El Aljibe of the Contemproray Art Inventigation Center, El Almacén in Lanzarote Spain. The individual project “Realidad Casi Humo” was held at La Regenta Art Center in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, at the Juan Ismael Contemporary Art Center in Fuerteventura in 2017, as well as at the TEA (Tenerife Space for the Arts) a year earlier. The artist has participated in national and international art fairs such as PULSE Miami (United States) or ARCO Madrid (Spain), among others.

The art works by Juan Carlos Batista ar part of many privat and institutionals collections, and the artist is part of the Biblioteca de Artistas de Canarias, ( Canaria Island Lybrary) as one of the most important artist, from Spain in this last decades.

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Andarse por las ramas I, 2013

Stuffed toys, polyurethane, mother of pearl, epoxy resin, polyester, wires, acrylic and pigment
40 x 70 x 33 cm
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Animal pensante II, 2022

Wood, polyurethane, epoxy resin, plastic, wire and acrylic
32 x 52 x 30 cm
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Árbol calabaza I, 2014

Wood, water gourd, epoxy resin, acrylic and pigment
16 x 53 x 17 cm
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Combustión espontánea, 2016

Impresión digital
60 x 78 cm
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Custodia de las nubes, 2012

Poliuretano, hierro, resina epoxi, contrachapado y acrílico
32 x 31 x 31 cm
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Custodia del agua, 2015

Wood, polyurethane, plastic (action man boot), wire, water gourd, acrylic and pigment
19 x 77 x 18 cm
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Custodia del resto de las cosas III, 2022

Talla africana de ébano, alfombra de baño endurecido en poliéster, poliuretano, hierro, madera y acrílico.
33 x 137 x 27 cm
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Dejación I, 2018

Impresión digital sobre papel algodón
83 x 60 cm
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Dejación VI, 2018

Impresión digital sobre papel de algodón
60 x 78 cm
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Disección y Plusvalía II, 2019

Altered Senegalese wood crafts (gazelle).
20 x 25 x 9 cm
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Héroe redundante, 2020-2022

Poliuretano, hierro, resina epoxi, contrachapado y acrílico
70 x 70 x 33 cm
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Humosapiens I, 1/5, 2015

Digital printing on cotton paper
79 x 60 cm
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Lucro y Desmán XIV, 2019

Altered Senegal wood crafts
44 x 48 x 30 cm
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Ornamento y quebranto, 2022

Peluches solidificados en resina epoxi, poliéster, hierro, madera y acrílico
50 x 220 x 50 cm
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Psicopaisaje II, 1/5, 2015

Digital printing on cotton paper
77 x 60 cm
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Sobreprotección, 2012-2014

Plástico, poliuretano, calabaza, acrílico y pigmento
37 x 32 x 32 cm
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Souvenirs de la Grande Guerre IV, 2019

Wood carving (Senegalese handicraft intervened)
15 x 31 x 8 cm
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