Artist Statement

John Proaño realized his interest in art at a very young age. When he was 6, John discovered his ability to draw. He started experimenting with color pencils for his drawings. His favorite subjects included cartoon figures and animals. As a teenager, he was fascinated with the simple yet unique characteristics of charcoal. Now, he focuses his creative energy on metal sculpting. Turning metal rods, sheet metal and industrial discard into fine works of art. His artwork resides in many corporate, private, and public collections. He’s a member of the Myhelan Artist Network and the Arts Council of the Morris Area.

John has been able to visit many museums and galleries around the world to get a closer look at the works of the great masters that have provided inspiration throughout the years, such as Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and David Smith. One of his personal goals is to enrich his knowledge in art and to find new techniques to express his creativity.

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