At The End by Juan Castaño Juan Castaño defines himself as a teacher by profession and a cartoonist by vocation. Born in Cartagena in 1976, he draws since very early years, although it is in recent times when he dived entirely into illustration. In his work the unique and selected thin shapes and contrasting colors are rooted in deep interest in the Japanese illustration. He seeks a constant exploration of color and form, combinations of both to express or make the viewer feel. Currently straddling different forms of creative media including book cover design, merchandising, doing business comissions and colabs with other artists, Juan is the ultimate visual problem solver. Juan edited an illustrated book dedicated to the tattoo world and is preparing a second volume, this time an illustrated story about the sea, a fairly common reference in his work.
I sing to the summer that sings to me. And I slowly roll my body in this space like a thread of the sun, while the sea shines. I see green branches pass, skies of blue and pearl and prodigious birds. A deep and painful joy falls on me. Winter will come, yes, but today it is Summer.