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Juan Contreras - Artist

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BIO Juan Contreras is a fine art photographer and oil painter based in Vancouver BC.   Juan was educated as an Electrical and Systems Engineer and currently works as an IT Professional in Vancouver, B.C.   Canada.   In late 2008, he made a decision to pursue his passion for the fine art world and started formal studies at Emily Carr University and extended his art vision attending the photography program at the Langara College.   Although an artist at heart, Juan divides and extends his time between art and technology.   Juan included photography as a new medium for...more
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I started painting ideas, emotions, concepts, elaborated with research on the subject matter and on how to plastically express them. My subject matters clearly were derived from objects that retain strong references to the real world expecting to sti... 

CORNERSTONE- Vancouver Corner Store I have seen many corner stores vanishing under new city developments. When I saw the decay of a corner store at Gilmore & Union Street in Burnaby I felt a deep nostalgia for my childhood. My grandparents and g... 

Cradle of Art (Emily Carr University's South Building) Cradle of Art is a photo series that through a nostalgic lens offers homage to a building that for decades housed and nurtured many artists in Vancouver. Emily Carr became part of Granville Islan...