“(…)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 in the 1980s. Grant received a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics from UT-Austin in 2005. In 2006, Grant moved to South America where he divided his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. For 10 years, Grant worked as an artist, curator, and art teacher, often traveling between Chile and Uruguay, with the occasional visit to the United States. In 2016, Grant returned to Houston where he continues to produce highly personal unique works of art.