“(…)We could mention the North American artist Justin Earl Grant as a paradigmatic example of syncretism in modern art on this side of the world. The artist combines artistic languages originating from opposing traditions, the western and the non-western. In part, we see in the work of Justin Earl Grant the influence of artists of the European avant-garde, such as Mondrian, Kandinsky and Klee, who tried to reveal by the absolute stripping of the shapes, the sacred in the art.
On the other hand, the artist turns his gaze to his own traditions, towards folklore and the American multiethnic society in its entirety, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, approaching the non-western aesthetic practices, which are related to ritual.”
Justin Earl Grant was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas, La Porte, in the 1980s. Grant received a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics from UT-Austin in 2005. From an early age he expressed interest in the visual arts, particularly in painting. In 2006 he settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he developed as an “outsider” artist, participating intensetly with different artistic groups. In 2014 he moved to Santiago de Chile where he part in the creative leadership of the group Radicales together with the Urbn Santiago collective. In 2016 Grant returned to Houston, Texas, where he continues to produce unique and highly personal works of art.
During the last 15 years he has received multiple distinctons and completed a wide range of exhibitons in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States: Amarillo Museum of Art, Archway Gallery, The Jung Center, Sawyer Yards, Houston Public Library, Redbud Gallery, Galeria de Arte Chimkowe, Centro Cultural Espacio Matta, Galeria Buenos Aires Sur, Archway Gallery, Craighead Green Gallery, Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Dallas Contemporary Art Gallery, among others.