Juan Carlos Stekelman is a leading Argentinian painter and printmaker, born in 1936 in Buenos Aires. He started his artistic studies at the Buenos Aires University of Engineering, before transferring to the Manuel Belgrano School of Arts and graduating in 1962. In the mid-1960s he travelled to the USA, where he continued his artistic education and was invited to hold an individual exhibition at the Panamerican Union in Washington.
Throughout the 1960s he contributed illustrations to satirical magazines such as Tia Vicente; he then moved to England, going on to hold exhibitions in many major British cities, before moving back to his homeland at the end of the 1980s, where he currently lives, paints and teaches.
Stekelman has worked in gouache and acrylics, but mainly specialises in lino and wood prints, using simple, bold images in black and white. The monochrome paintings display a fantastic vivacity expressed both in the subjects and in the life of the line itself; the artist’s presence is profound. Their intensely expressive qualities command attention and interest, making them very enthralling additions to the collection, to which they bring a degree of vivacity and whimsy.
In recent years, Juan Carlos Stekelman has gained wider international recognition, and in 2002 he won an award in the Segunda Bienal Argentina de Gráfica Latinoamericana. He is also known for his graphic design work, having designed posters for the Argentine dance troupe Tangokinesis, among others.
Artist website: stekelman.co.uk
Juan Carlos Stekelman is represented by Stuart Evans and John Evans