Jeankarlos Cruz was born in the Dominican Republic in 1993. He moved to the United States in 2006. In 2008 He began his studies under Jesús Rivera’s tutoring and in 2010 he enrolled at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which he finished in 2015.
Jeankarlos Cruz conducts a studio practice that constructs an abstract vocabulary to investigate and communicate the essence in the realm of environment structures both physical and intangible. Abstraction as language dissolves immediate associations and meanings perceived by
traditional figurative representation of the real.
The practice of forming, finding, deconstructing the image requires constant agitation and manipulation of materials over the surface. Through time layer upon Layer of materials and actions search to capture a materialistic image.
Only the [work] itself, after being exhausted, concludes the act. Collapsing several sections of time into the one final presentation. The process opens the way to communicate meanings in the themes we could so humanistically present persistently over the course of history: human nature, the cosmos, love variations, ancestry, cotidianism, social struggles, and the placements of objects in between it all.
Prints by Jeankarlos Cruz