Juan José Molina was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1962 and is considered one of the finest contemporary painters today. The unusual and mysteriously rendered theaters of his paintings have a ghostly and haunting presence. His images have the feeling of both reality and dream simultaneously, and exemplify a current version of the Fantastic Realist tradition. His work also has an eccentric presence to witnessing eyes, an overlay of figures and things recognized and perceived that are dissolved in the mists of phenomena.
The original inspiration for Molina’s black and white images came from his interest in the visual look of x-rayed paintings, although he is a brilliant colorist. A recipient of important prizes and awards, including the winner of the Caja Castilla de la Mancha Acquisition Prize in Madrid, Spain, and others in Canada and Colombia, Molina has participated in numerous solo shows in the U.S., Spain, France, Venezuela, Canada, Peru and Colombia.