New Contemporary Geometric Minimalism 

​​About Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles

​Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended The School of Visual Arts from 1979 to 1982 where he studied under Elizabeth Murray, Keith Sonnier, Raphael Ferrer and Lucio Pozzi. Unfortunately art school does not teach you how to make money from fine art making. Therefore forced to make a living in the big city, Juan worked for several decades in business management for several large companies in law, accounting and telecommunications. Finally freed from money constraints in 2011 with early retirement, he is now dedicated to painting full time.

Moving to Tampa, Florida in 2014 and now living and working in Clearwater, Florida since 2016, Juan is an abstract geometric painter and is also works in digitally manipulated abstract photography. His work has been evolving and transforming over a number of years and has fluctuated back and forth among different ideas, all of them in the abstract mode. At this point he has reached the start of a new direction which he calls New Contemporary Geometric Minimalism.

The Signal Series will remain and he will continue to produce more works in this graphic mode based on signage, traffic, movement, tracks, flags, color juxtaposition, rhythm, patterns and the grid.

The artist states that he has to start with what he is, a painter working within the confines of a rectangular or square plane, that being a canvas or paper which is then placed flat against a wall. Obviously this shape determines whatever is on or within it. Usually starting with a grid in pencil, he intuitively starts creating spatial reference points favoring straight lines and hard edges though not precisely based on  any mathematical or scientific principles. Line, form and planes of color are the building blocks of his work. It does not refer to anything in nature, nor is it gestural or expressive. The work is concrete, distilled and austere depending on a strong figure/ground relationship. He works with a mixture of acrylic paint, matte medium and gesso on canvas or paper, giving his work the great depth of color that he prefers.

The two biggest influences on his current work are the Dutch painter and architect Theo van Doesburg from the 1930's and the American painter David Novros murals and paintings from the 1970's. His intentions are to force a new dialogue inherent to abstraction that started in the early 1900's and continues to be relevant to this day.

Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles has exhibited in a variety of group shows in New York City, including Kenkeleba Gallery and Caidoz Gallery and most recently in Inspire/Chapter Two a group show in 2016 curated by Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Duquid Wiese at HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, Kansas. His work is in many private collections in the U.S. and Europe.


​Art Students League, NYC 1976-1978
School of Visual Arts, NYC 1979-1982


​SVA Gallery, NYC
2 Person Exhibit with Luis Stand 1980

SVA Gallery, NYC 
Printmakers 1981

Kenkeleba House Gallery, NYC
Black & White 1983

Caidoz Gallery, NYC
Variations 1983

Art In America 
Internet Exhibit 2015
(Curated by Julie Torres)

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wichita, KS
Inspire/Chapter Two 2016

Stirling Gallery. Dunedin, FL

Summer Camp For Masterpieces, 2017

Recent Private Collectors

​El Baile (The Dance) 2015 
In the collection of:
Daniel Dial
Biscayne Park, FL

Joya (Jewel) 2015
In the collection of:
Scott Trees
Albany, NY

El Abrazo (The Embrace) 2016

In the collection of:

Matt Hawksworth


Señales Numero 2 (Signals Number 2) 2015

In the collection of:

Donald Solow

​Pittsburg, PA

​Señales Numero 1 (Signals Number 1) 2015

In the collection of:

Jennifer Andrews

Englewood. CO

Sinfonia Abstracta (Abstract Symphony)  2015

In the collection of:

Rachel Dalton

Dublin, Ireland

Colores Plegables (Folding Colors) 2015

In the collection of:

Rob Tauler

Los Angeles, CA