Juan was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1977. He likes to observe
the beauty of nature and do drawings since he was a child.
He always wanted to get chances to enter an art school but he
studied four-year bachelor degree in Mathematic instead. After
finished the study in 2001, with the deeply embedded dream of
his life, he decided to pursue and fulfill his desire in art
by carrying on a different learning path in the states.
In 2003, he took
his first official drawing class in the Art Institute of Seattle.
After studying for two years, he learned gesture drawings and
found human figures are one of the most beautiful things in the
world. During that period, he merged Chinese calligraphy into
figure drawing successfully.
In 2005, he decided
to take a further step by doing oil paintings through self-learning.
He sharpens his touch by painting live models as often as he
could and believes painting is one of the most ideal ways to
most impressive moment of ones life. The impression can
be a reflection
of a life-long story or just an image arisen from a glimpse.
gestures into powerful and attractive paintings is also one
of his interested exercises. The strokes are usually loose and
simple but they easily bring people into their imagination. It
is obviously that in many paintings, he merges this idea into
traditional oil painting.
It is his believe
that in a wonderful painting, each stroke tells its own story
for being there.