Juana Céspedes is a Spanish artist inspired by the contagious joy of dance. She imagines the convergence of souls in her hometown of Barcelona as city squares flood with unique characters. Watercolor allows the artist to depict human flow in her handmade paper giving dimension and alluding to the urban spaces.
Céspedes’ work is an inspiring example of outsider art. Her life is a story of resilience. The artist was orphaned at thirteen and Céspedes was left to contend with life as the eldest of a family of seven in rural Andalucía. Her pursuit of art brought a meditative calm to her life. The artist’s journey spans 21 years during which Céspedes has developed a unique style always revolving around figures isolated in minimalist urban spaces. Céspedes’ work has been shown in more than 60 international solo and group exhibitions.