Rueda Art Studio

Juan Carlos Rueda - Artist

I was born in a small town in the mountains of Colombia. Art was part of me since I have memories. My first love was music, singing and dancing so I decided to integrate all of them and became a professional dancer and performer. I spent several wonderful years with the Colombian National Ballet and traveled the world. Later, I performed as dancer, singer and actor on all the Broadway shows produced in Colombia.  When I moved to the USA and was ready for a new artistic path, I found painting to be the continuation of my artistic life. The strong colors of my native Colombia, the years with the powerful force of Sonia Osorio, Director of the National Ballet, the admiration for the works of Alejandro Obregon, Fernando Botero, Luis Caballero, and the powerful art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, totally influence and inspire my works. I am on a trip of constant discovery of myself through painting. I don't know where the road will take me but I will keep walking.