Juan Miguel Redondo Noblejas was born in Manzanares, Ciudad Real, in 1979.
“The thing I like most about Juanmi is that he is totally crazy!” (Rafael Pérez Hernando).
Jaunmi has his own special sense of humour, which is a combination of criticism and the surreal. This humour can be found in many of his paintings together with the stories of legends. When you look at one of his works it is as though you are truly part of a frenzy that goes beyond the fictitious and undermines the framework of our day-to-day experiences.
Juamni creates a maze of elements that appear and disappear in the chaos of pipes, compartments, containers or the insides of human organs, which are strangely made to be the central part, almost the entrails, of the picture. We are hypnotised into following the direction of the maze to discover another language within us – an embellished fantasy. One shape carries the next, just as one thought follows another. In this contained euphoria in this unsurpassed system, the painting ends up devouring itself. This free and hypnotising way of painting is the result of a trance, of a unique moment, in which the painter himself is both the creator and the recipient of the momentary dream. The dream of transitory madness begins without any initial idea or concept, but ends up flourishing into something that is full of meaning.
To categorise these paintings as urban art, underground or graffiti would be wrong, because they have a more solid aesthetic foundations.
Juanmi, even when he is in full swing, never forgets the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, the real magic of a picture only really seduces us when everything in it comes together through an authentic artistic spirit, which is not always achieved. There is a certain disturbing harmony that beats strongly in these pictures.
Amalia García Rubí
Juanmi “Pinturas a corazón abierto” (Paintings with an open heart)
"El Punto de las Artes", March 2006