Juan Carlos Villegas is a Colombian-American artist born in the city of Cali, Colombia, on May 25th 1987 into a family of entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians. With such a rich family environment, he quickly developed a deep interest in the arts, and with his vast imagination and dedication to drawing it wasn't long until his dad started calling him "el lapiz magico" (the magic pencil). In 2005 after finishing high school, Juan moved to Texas to pursue art, and enrolled at San Jacinto College in Houston. A few years later, he transferred to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, focusing in drawing and painting. In 2014 after his daughter was born, Juan moved to Austin and found a place to call home. Juan's work has been exhibited and published in the Houston-Austin-Dallas areas, and he continues to showcase it to bring awareness of our connection to nature and its direct influence in our spirituality and evolution of consciousness.
My dreamscapes are windows of the soul, highlighting the mystical and psychological elements of our inner worlds, and our relationship with nature. Anthropomorphic beings, supernatural creatures, and sublime scenery in my surreal paintings inspire emotion that connects us to the spiritual and otherworldly.
With my work, I intend to nurture and grow our creative energy to guide us through self-discovery, transform our perception, and expand the world's self-imposed limitations. Creating art is my passion and purpose, and sharing these vibrations is essential to our quality of life as human beings.