Juan José Cambre is recognized as being one of most influential living artists in Argentina. In a career spanning more than three decades, Cambre’s thoroughly innovative oeuvre has drawn upon painting traditions and genres, such as portraits and still lives moving later to a distinctive style based on coloring experimentations. As an architect, he began his career assisting to Felipe Noe´s workshop in the seventies and started exhibiting his paintings mainly in the 1980s. His work was a key element to read the “return of painting” produced during that decade as his further work is indispensable to understand the direction taken by painters from then on. Throughout his career, Cambre has never deviated from his personal vision based on formal and chromatic interests, processed in a frame of mind that seems to be modelled not by pictorial concerns but by a poetic horizon. This sensibility has allowed him to fuse a contemporary conception of art with classical and elegant execution.

Juan José Cambre (b. 1948, Ramos Mejía, Argentina) stands as a living milestone in Argentine artistic scene. Among his most outstanding solo exhibitions are Mano de obra, Colección Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, 2017; Desde el paisaje, Museo Caraffa, Ciudad de Córdoba and Museo Castagnino-MACRO, Rosario, 2014; Cromática, MACBA, 2013; Novum Ovum,Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, 2012. His work was exhibited internationally in Milán, San José de Puerto Rico, and New York. Cambre’s first major retrospective was held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in 2008, following the presentation of a book about his artistic career to date. In 2016, he was included in the selection of artists of the book Vitamin P3, by Phaidon.