Born in Colombia, Juan Carlos Pachón completed his master’s degree in fine arts from the National University of Colombia in 1992. With more than 30 years of continuous work in painting, he has participated nationally and internationally in different solo and collective exhibits. Most of his artwork are privately collected in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the USA. Pachón was also a university professor for more than 17 years in Colombia and author of three poetry books in Spanish.
With a very distinctive style, he synthesizes most of his explorations about the nature of the pectoral image and its relationship with the viewer.
In his most recent series, POP-LYTPTYCHS he uses a formal resource consisting of separating a single image into two, three or four frames that generate different configurations and different readings in each configuration. Forms, personalities, and symbols that interact with each other, come together.
He arrived at this visual resource from some essential questions: What is the limit of a painting, where does an image begin, and where does it end? This compositional game started at the end of the last century, and it raises the simultaneity, the virtuality and the dualities inclusion-exclusion, presence-absence. The free juxtaposition of ideas and times, generates narratives in their interaction with the viewer.