Juan José Surace was born in Mar
de Plata, Argentina in 1977. He began his artistic career in 1995 as a
self-taught person, he emigrated to Barcelona in 1998. Soon after, he began
working as a 3D animator and illustrator, participating in various TV series,
movies, commercials, video games and mappings for theater plays. In 2009 he
wrote, directed and produced the short film "La confesion de Saduj",
officially selected in 62 festivals and winner of 5 awards throughout the
At the same time, he exhibits
his work as a sculptor and painter in galleries and art fairs in Spain,
Argentina, United States, Germany and France.
Since 2014 he has been teaching
classes of traditional animation, 3D modeling and character design at the
Escuela Superior de Cine de Catalunya (ESCAC) and sculpture at the animation
master at the Pompeu i Fabra university. In both careers he fulfills the role
of tutor of animated projects.
In 2017 he started to focus his
activity on interventions in public space and muralism, which he still
continues until today. His murals can be seen in Spain, Argentina, Italy,
United States and France.
The String Quartet intervention is a artwork that speaks of integration through culture,
namely music. This place of meeting, dialogue and understanding between cultures
shows five animals from five different continents playing a traditional instrument from
each region, he reveals. The idea of the mural, which will take over the gable of a
building in Casal dos Machados, is to show that music requires coordination that
fosters dialogue and understanding between cultures. My drawing, being realistic,
addresses the issue of possible union and integration through art which, unfortunately,
seems to be the only point of understanding between peoples”.