I was trained as a painter and I took up video at a late stage of my artistic practice. I have always approached video from the point of view of a painter. Although the themes of my videos are independent and only indirectly related to my pictorial practice, they have always shared a painterly quality that gives some unity to the body of works. When shown together they emphasize the dialogue that I try to create (uncover) between both media.
Juan Rojo was born in Valladolid, Spain in 1977. He graduated from the University of Salamanca (Spain) with a degree in Fine Arts and he obtained his Masters degree in painting and video at the University of Maryland. He has exhibited in the USA and Europe profusely and he is currently living in Memphis, Tennessee.