The ARTIST

ABOUT JC TROUBOUL

 

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JC Trouboul is a Spanish artist, painter, and architect, born in 1985. He was only six years old when he demonstrated an artistic interest in drawing his father’s architecture projects. Then, Trouboul studied architecture in Barcelona, the artistic city where Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Gaudi left a mark. His love for architecture, art, and design influenced much of his later works. Once he completed school, he moved to Miami, Florida where he started his own architecture and urban real estate development company.

Since he was young, he was a special kid. He lived with a rare autoimmune sickness that caused chronicle high fever, weight loss, and body paralysis. In 2013-14, in Miami, he suffered another episode and spent almost a year in hospital. He wanted to express the emotions, feelings, frustration, and sadness he felt while suffering from such a long illness. He used figurative portraits on oversized canvasses as a way to capture and express his passion. His first paintings were born. He had no technical skill nor academic training in painting. With the rhythm of the music, Trouboul can see colors, shapes, and lines in his mind. Trouboul discovered his innate talent for painting and that painting stopped the symptoms of his illness. A few months later, he had an opportunity to show some of those paintings at the 2015 Art Basel week, an annual arts event in Miami.

"Heroes," his first collection, tells us the stories of brave people whom Trouboul met during the darkness of his illness, people who surrounded him. Soon after, Trouboul moved to New York City, where he immediately obtained a scholarship to the New York Academy of Arts, the prestigious art school founded by Andy Warhol. In New York City, he developed another way to paint over portraits, a neo-futurist-style, an example of which is his “Rossy de Palma” painting. He decided to move to London and to refine his skills by experimenting and self-teaching. His works have been exhibited in Miami, NYC, London, and Venice. Currently, Jc Trouboul is working on future projects in his studio in London.