Juan Carlos Zeballos Moscairo (1976, Arequipa, Peru)
He lives and works in Arequipa - Peru and in Paris - France. Holds his degree in Plastic Arts and Painting at Universidad Nacional de San Agustín/Perú (1995–2000), and Universidad Federal de Pernambuco/Brazil (2001). He has had 21 solo shows in the Americas and Europe since he started exhibiting in 2000, and his work has appeared in many Collective exhibitions in the Americas, Europe and Asia since 1999.
Zeballos has won 10 first prices in national competitions of painting, and has received prices and national and international Awards of Honor from various contests. His city, Arequipa, awarded him the Medal of Culture in 2001. As the only Latin American finalist, Zeballos' work was selected for the 69 Salon Realites Nouvelles of Paris for this year ,too was selected for the III Biennial of Watercolor in Basin d´Arcachon (France) in 2013, and at the II International Biennial of Watercolor in Narbonne (France) in 2014.
In his work, Zeballos recycles the daily, visual urban information, which he deconstructs, forging a dialogue between the theme and the visual texture, contrasts, and chromatic spectrum. This allows him to re-create particular scenarios, revisit the figurative, then move on to the expressionistic and/or the abstract, where he can narrate his own stories. Different registers branch out and play with one another, taking off the support of fragments of planes, until they generate a visual graphic design, and their genealogical motif.
Zeballos' work is part of the following select collections: Art Museum of the Americas (Florida), Latin Art Museum (California), Museo de la Acuarela Guati Rojo (Mexico), Fundación Oswaldo Goeldi (Brasil), and of private collections in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Zeballos has illustrated 11 books of Peruvian and foreign writers, and has collaborated on CD cover design (Ibs Classical). His work has been listed in catalogues of Contemporary Latin American Painting, and Peruvian Watercolor (2009–2014).