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Juan Francisco Casas

Juan Francisco Casas (born September 21, 1976 in La Carolina, Jaén, Andalusia) is a Spanish artist and poet. Casas recreates photographs he's taken as large scale oil paintings on canvas, as well as similarly scaled drawings using only blue ballpoint pens. The drawings and paintings are created in photo realistic style most of them as large as 10 feet.[1] He is considered one of the more influential young painters in Spain.[citation needed]Casas lives and works in Paris and Madrid.

Juan Francisco Casas
Born (1976-09-21) 21 September 1976 (age 43)
EducationB.A., M.F.A., PhD, University of Granada
Known forPainting, drawing, photography


Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz graduated with a B.A. and a M.F.A. from the University of Granada. He subsequently completed his PhD at the university in 2004, while also holding a teaching position there. During his studies he won the National Award of the Ministry of Education and Science for the best graduate qualifications in Spain,[citation needed] presented by Culture Minister Pilar del Castillo.

Select exhibitionsEdit

Group exhibitionsEdit

Juan Francisco Casas has exhibited artwork in a number of group exhibitions in Europe and internationally, beginning in the early 2000s. They include:

Casas has also participated in art fairs worldwide, including New York, Miami, Singapore, London, Paris, Rome, Mexico and Basel.[citation needed]

Solo exhibitionsEdit

At Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid:

  • Saturdaynigthbathroom, 2005.
  • Bare(ly)there, 2008.
  • Foreignaffairs, 2010.

Other solo exhibitionsEdit

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid), 2008.[citation needed]

Royal Academy of Spain in Rome,[3] 2008.[citation needed]

After(h)ours, Galería El Museo, Bogota, 2011.[citation needed]


2002 Won the prestigious ABC Prize of Painting,[citation needed] the president of the jury being the artist Luis Gordillo. Culture Minister Pilar del Castillo presented the award.

2007 Received the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Spain,[3] Rome, where he'd lived for one year. In Rome he collaborated with the artist Joseph Kosuth, and Kosuth's installation of his exhibition at La Casa Encendida[4] in Madrid.

2010 Awarded the Fellowship of the Colegio de España,[5] Paris, where he'd lived for one year.


Since 2002 Juan Francisco Casas is represented by Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, and Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia. His artwork is included in collections at the Museum Artium and the ABC Museum.[citation needed]

Casas has also published books including poetry such as Thesummerhaikus and A and Other Poems at [Editions Alea Blanca].[6]


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  2. ^ "Circulo de Bellas Artes". 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
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  4. ^ "La Casa Encendida" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  5. ^ "Colegio de España de Paris - Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris". Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  6. ^ "Poesía sin pretensiones". Alea Blanca. Retrieved 2012-05-19.

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