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81C Exhibits ‘Transcromático, An Homage to Camille Pissarro’ by Juan Carlos Amador

‘Transcromatico II’ 2022, [46” x 58”] by Juan Carlos Amador (Submitted photo)
81C is honored to announce a new solo art exhibition opening Saturday, Aug. 20, in historic Charlotte Amalie.
“Transcromático, An Homage to Camille Pissarro” by Juan Carlos Amador features dynamic new paintings by an acclaimed Puerto Rico-based artist.

This exhibition opening commemorates 81C’s new artist support program endeavor, based in the Pissarro House on Main Street, which is the birthplace of impressionist influencer and artistic pioneer Camille Pissarro.

Opening reception hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, with Amador on location at 81C throughout. Complimentary drinks will be served.

“Transcromático” will run through late September and is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.

SHOW DESCRIPTION Juan Carlos Amador returns to 81C in historic Charlotte Amalie withTranschromatico, An Homage to Camille Pissarro,” is an exhibition inspired by and also explores recurrent themes in time and nature. It also reflects inspirational friendships rooted in artistic pursuits. Amador’s distinctive color palette and abstract vision are familiar, yet fresh. The new art in this exhibit has grown from a contemporary artist’s exploration of an Impressionist master’s artistic roots, thereby showcasing not one, but two native sons of the Caribbean.

Juan Carlos Amador

ARTIST STATEMENT “Transcromático,” my latest collection, results from an organic evolution of my work. In an endless search of expression, I’ve never stopped experimenting with different mediums and styles, always inspired by the endless but unique color palate of my memoirs growing up in Puerto Rico. “Transcromático” offers the viewer different styles, from layers of translucent colors over each other, pointilism, collages and ceramic.

About a year ago, I was invited to exhibit my work in St Thomas; it was during that experience that I realized that Camille Pissarro, one of Impressionism’s fathers, had in fact been born right here, in St. Thomas. Since then, I began researching his work, and through it, I felt that perhaps we both, being from the Caribbean, have been inspired at some point by the same muse, brought up by its colors, its landscapes, its essence.

Through “Transcromático,” I humbly pay homage to Pissarro’s legacy, hoping that this offering makes the audience feel what I felt when I discovered his work. – Juan Carlos Amador

ARTIST BIO Born in 1976, a native of Mayagüez and raised in Aguadilla, Juan Carlos Amador graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras (2002) while immersed in Puerto Rican artists such as Rafael Rivera Rosa and Néstor Millán. Amador has more than five solo exhibitions to his credit while currently showing in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.

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