Juan Araujo

Juan Araujo

Venezuelan
b. 1971
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Overview

Over the last twenty years, Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo has pursued a highly personal investigation of the history of Western culture, art history and modernism by making hyper-realistic paintings based on images found in printed materials or online.

Over the last twenty years, Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo has pursued a highly personal investigation of the history of Western culture, art history and modernism by making hyper-realistic paintings based on images found in printed materials or online.

Juan Araujo was born in 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela. He lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Each exhibition of Araujo’s work is a dense forest of connections and references, a palimpsest of narratives directing our attention to the work of architects such as Luis Barragán, Pancho Guedes, Burle Marx and Lina Bo Bardi or artists including Josef Albers, Mark Rothko and Jorge Molder.

Since moving to Portugal from Venezuela, Araujo has become fascinated with the genesis of modern and postmodern architecture in Europe and how these ideals later travelled across the Atlantic to influence the development of twentieth century Latin American architecture. Examples include Oscar Niemeyer’s ‘Casa das Canoas’ (1953) in Rio de Janeiro; Lina Bo Bardis’ ‘Casa de Vidro’ (1951) in Sao Paulo and the Luis Barragán house (1948) in Mexico City.

 

Selected Artworks

Juan Araujo

Latest News

The Armory Show
Art fairs
5–8 March 2020

The Armory Show

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to return to The Armory Show at Booth 901 on Pier 94. The gallery presents a selection of work by Mamma AnderssonJuan AraujoTonico Lemos AuadJonathan BaldockEd BaynardMelvin EdwardsAndreas ErikssonDenzil ForresterKendell GeersChanning HansenJim HodgesGed QuinnYinka Shonibare CBE and Luiz Zerbini. A section of the booth is dedicated to David Shrigley.

New York, Pier 94, Booth 901
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
5–8 December 2019

Art Basel

Miami Beach
Galleries, Booth F25 Kabinett Denzil Forrester, Booth F25 Meridians Tom Friedman, M16 For Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery (Booth F25) presents a selection of artists including Juan Araujo, Tonico...
Florida, F25
Art Basel
Art fairs
15–18 June 2017

Art Basel

For Art Basel 2017 Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a specially curated stand that explores different perspectives of nature and domestic environments in landscape. This will include new work by Mamma Andersson,...
Basel, K4, Hall 2.1
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
1–4 December 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. We will be showing works by the artists below, alongside a spotlight presentation of Manuel Espinosa as part of...
Florida, E4, Hall C
Frieze London
Art fairs
6–9 October 2016

Frieze London

JUAN ARAUJO: CONSTRUCTION OF COLOUR At Frieze London we will present a solo exhibition of work by Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo. Since 1998, Araujo's practice has been dedicated to artistic appropriations. This...
London, C6
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art fairs
3–6 December 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach

Stephen Friedman Gallery is participating in Art Basel Miami Beach. Preview Wednesday 2 December. Exhibiting artists include: Mamma Andersson Juan Araujo Tonico Lemos Auad Stephan Balkenhol Huma Bhabha Melvin Edwards Andreas Eriksson...
Florida, E4, Hall C

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