JUAN SOLIS - Artist-Muralist
"…there is a reality about his work that puts it one step above the heroic images captured by other artists."
Armando Duron, Art Collector
Juan Solis is an artist whose passion for his art takes him to the outer limits of his imagination to capture his own reality of life and through his art demonstrate the beauty of his community
As a struggling artist Solis, who began painting when he was 12, never gave up hope that the talent with which he had been endowed would one day be recognized. In the meantime he spent years studying his craft at various art academies in the United States and Mexico. Returning to the states, he spent eight years at the Academia de Arte Yepes of East Los Angeles, developing and creating his own distinctive techniques under the guidance of world-renowned artist-muralist George Yepes.
In 1995, Solis was one of the eight young Hispanic master painters who worked on the Cassini mural with Charles Kohlhase of the Cassini project. This 12' x 25' mural was commissioned by JPL/NASA through the Academia de Arte Yepes. The painters of this stunning blend of art and science were lead by artist Ulysses Garcia. The mural can be seen at JPL in Pasadena, CA.
Solis is strongly committed to his community. It is not strange to see Solis paintings in community and philanthropic events to benefit the community in issues related to education, arts, culture and children and families.