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Juan Carlos Ruiz Soto

Juan Carlos Ruiz Soto was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1974.


Although born in the city, he grew up in rural areas. His family was devoted to farming; it inspired his taste for the simple life and his love for nature.

In childhood, he was surrounded by the natural environment, his play space was farms where there were rivers and forests.

In his artistic work he develops organic themes. He enjoys what is maleable, what flows, grows and changes. He is attracted and captivated by nature and its vital atmosphere: the sound of water, the wind in the trees, the vivid colors of nature and the changes that take place according to the light and the season._


His intention is not to represent these aspects by himself, but rather reflect in his paintings what gives him the sensations that are born inside of him by being surrounded by nature. Juan Carlos wants the viewer of his work to turn their eyes to the origin, to the true reality, even if only for a very short time away from their hurried life.