Meet Juan from Argentina, A Mural Artist

An Interview with Dean

Juan: A Graphic Artist who focuses on mural painting, illustration and tattoo.

Dean: Juan where are you From?

Juan: Bariloche, Argentina.

Dean: What type of artist are you?

Dean: What are you doing in Australia?

Juan: Because of the economic crisis in Argentina my opportunities with my art were becoming really really restricted. I am here in Australia because I heard, from friends that I met travelling, about the economic opportunities and the openness of the Australian government on immigration and that I can pursue my art career. Discovering the country and culture, connecting with like-minded and interesting people.

Dean: How have the opportunities been with your art here?

Juan: It’s been harder than expected and I think this is mainly due to the pandemic. I have had good responses from the public in relation to my art although I haven’t actually painted any murals since being here. Mainly due to a lack of income upon arriving and having to work a few jobs at a time to make ends meet.

Dean: how do you know Pura Vida Organics?

Juan: I found out about Pura Vida Organics through social media and since meeting you, Dean in Panama, Central America, 7 years ago. I’ve been lucky enough to come to the source as I’ve come to visit Dean and his family in Newcastle NSW. I’ve never been to a kombucha microbrewery and feel so grateful to have been able to join in and help.

Dean: Where are you going to from here?

Juan: I’m on my way to Melbourne to meet up with the art and culture scene.

Dean: Anything else?

Juan: I,m grateful to the Australian government for this feeling of protection they have given me during the pandemic. the people of Australia have been so welcoming I’ve felt so well received by the people and government. Due to the economic crisis in Argentina, my opportunities with my art were becoming really really restricted. I am here in Australia because I heard from friends that I met travelling who told me about the economic opportunities and the openness of the Australian government on immigration and that I can pursue my art career and discovering the country and culture. Connecting with like-minded and interesting people.

Dean: How have the opportunities been with your art here?

Juan: It’s been harder than expected and I think this is mainly due to the pandemic. I have had good responses from the public in relation to my art although I haven’t actually painted any murals since being here. Mainly due to lack of money when arriving in Australia and having to work a few jobs at a time to make ends meet.

Dean: How do you know Pura Vida Organics?

Juan: I knew about Pura Vida Organics through social media and since meeting you Dean, in Panama travelling 7 years ago. I’ve been lucky enough to come to the source as I’ve come to visit Dean and his family in Newcastle NSW. I’ve never been to a kombucha microbrewery and feel so grateful to have been able to join in and help.

Dean Where are you going to from here?

Juan: I’m on my way to Melbourne to meet up with the art and culture scene.

Dean: Anything else you wish to add?

Juan: I’m grateful to the Australian government for this feeling of protection they have given me during the pandemic. the people of Australia have been so welcoming I’ve felt so well received by the people and government. 

For more information on Juan visit his website at http://globalstreetart.com/juan-kantor and Instagram https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2F_juan_kantor_%3Figshid%3D1q0w8edlbf29e%26fbclid%3DIwAR3BrZdL6EZUhOpBFeQcT2He1S3rP3V0mTZ3vB6Kq0aSP5eJast92hsl3kk&h=AT1yBHBjch65DJTBiFHmn7Tzf7a1MKnGVlqbhWUMX8J3bsGz_luPRzh24dIxCGGweY-3NJYj6UNIzadaiw2fiJRWhxMSj71jixOemVhjVDgslCLY8SSVETL0-8SncqKHSBU


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