Juan Juarez
My work is photo-based media as a broad practice with emphasis on non-traditional approaches to image making. The current trajectory of my studio practice investigates the discourse of image making as a contemporary art practice and masculine gender tropes, behaviors, and identity.

Representation is principle to my research. One challenge, which motivates me, is locating new methods and approaches for sustaining an image making process. The intersection between physical and digital image manipulation is where creative dialogue occurs in my work. The degree of intervention applied to found images varies according to the outcome, but a significant presence of original trace artifacts remain steering the work conceptually. Much of what I desire to communicate is already present in the found image. Re-combination of images through a specific visual statement is how I generate viewer interaction and meaning in my work.