‘David vs. Goliath II (Snake)’ by Ana Juan
Artist: Ana Juan
Title: ‘David vs. Goliath II (Snake)’
Medium: Acrylic on Aquarelle Arches 100% Cotton, Hot Pressed, 300gsm Paper
Dimensions: 8.9″ x 8.9″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“I am a draftswoman, even when I am painting I am drawing as in the case of these both artworks.
In these weird times we are living in, Who is David? Who is Goliath?
Who is the loser or Who is the winner? Who is the big or the small, the weak or the strong…
Nothing is like it seemed before.” – Ana Juan
About the Artist:
Ana Juan ( Valencia 1961) Studied Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia, beetween 1977-1982.
In 1983, She moved to Madrid where She became known in publications like Madriz and La Luna and collaborations with the Newspaper El Pais and El Mundo. Since then, She has worked internationally illustrating book covers, posters and advertising campaingns for RENFE or American Airlines.
Highlights include her more than 20 covers for The New Yorker magazine, among them the cover untitled “Solidarité” held on the occasion of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in January 2015.
She is author of children´s books as “The Night Eater who received the award Jacks Ezra Keats 2004 and books like “Snowhite, Demeter.
In 2011, She was award with the National Illustration Award granted by the Spanish Ministry of Cultured and in 2012 received the Medal of San Carlos bestowed by the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia.
Ana Juan, has exhibited in Spain, New York or Tokyo. Her last exhibition “Ana Juan, dibujando al otro lado, an interactive exhibition wast at the ABC Museum in Madrid.
She is currently illustrating, painting and telling stories through her pictures.