Best in Show winner returns to ArtsQuest

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 02:05 PM.

Artist Juan Francisco Adaro knew at an early age that his path was different from that of many others.

Adaro's decision to pursue his chosen life's path is one that came naturally.

"I didn't have to make that decision," he says. "I don't think you can become an artist; you either are, or you're not." 

He began drawing as a young child, but in 1993, he experienced his "ah ha" moment and found the poetry in the pictures he was creating.

"I observed the energy of a thousand great artists from all around the world and I found myself in between the lines I was playing with," he says in his lyrical Argentine manner of speaking.

As he paints in between the lines with which he plays, Adaro says he is inspired by his experiences with life and the relations between culture and nature. The medium he is using at any particular time is like having a conversation with the material, he said.

"Sometimes that dialogue takes years to bloom," he says.

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