Amazing Citizens I, 2008

by Juan Petry

Painting : acrylic

70 x 100 x 2 cm 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


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Painting: acrylic

Dimensions cm inch

70 x 100 x 2 cm 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed


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Artwork location: Spain

A larger early piece from Petry's series 'Amazing Citizens'.

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Juan Petry, Amazing Citizens I

Juan Petry

Germany  • 1959


Juan Petry was born in Cologne, grew up in the cathedral ity and very often in Sant Pol de Mar, a fishing village near Barcelona, the home of his family.
Already in his school days he developed his creativity, was co-editor of a literary newspaper, took part in film and theater productions and made his first social sculptures at the age of 20. After that there were many stations: social worker, teacher, lecturer, programmer, management consultant. The focus was always on people.
Petry is somewhere between Beuys and Warhol; as a concept artist for social sculpture, he favors the participatory approach in art. His passion is to create unique pieces in small series through the choice of means and processes. Often he builds the social space for the creative performance of others. He draws the philosophical arc from Plato to Popper. His work manifests itself in foundations, EL-DRAC as a network of European artists, CASAdelDRAGON as a think tank and artist residence, Artsurprise, MUARCO, all of which are stages built to celebrate something: the human.
Petry works in Europe.


Co – founder of MUARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (2019)
Founder of UNIIE – free university of informal education (2015)
Founder of Jardi de colors – laboratori d'Artistas – color garden – supported by and UNESCO (2014)
Founder of ARTSURPRISE (2011)
Member of Platoon network (2010)
Founder of the Artist Residence CASAdelDRAGON (2007)
Founder of the European art network EL-DRAC (2007)

Third parties  about Juan Petry

Noticias els Ports – Amor en guerras civiles

Dorstener Zeitung – local German press – ARTSURPRISE in DORSTEN

Bonner General Anzeiger – local German press – ARTSURPRISE in glass art museum Rheinbach

Ruhrnachrichten – German press – EL-DRAC in Castrop Rauxel

Exhibitions (selection)


The Beauty of Forgiveness – DeSouza Gallery Cervera del Maestre – Spain
Tierra y Libertad – digital social sculpture S.C.R. Valencia – Russafa – Spain
Hommage an Joseph Beuys – Guest performance in the Galerie Luzia Sassen – Germany
Las ultimas horas – CASAdelDRAGON – solo exhibition – Cervera del Maestre – Spain


The greater Re:set – Video podcasts – upcoming August 2020


all about love – painting sessions in Penyaflor Tortosa (ESP), Kuefo Remagen (GER) and CTS/Apeal Bucharest – selected artworks exhibited in the gallery EL-DRAC


de Copii din Ciocanesti – die Kinder von Ciocanesto – the kids of Ciocanesti – group performance featured by lifebusteR

The Ray of Hope – light sculpture project by lifebusteR – Castellon and Girona (ESP) / Cologne and Bad Neuenahr (GER)

AMAL social art sculptures – CASAdelDRAGON, Spain

CTS/Apeal summer school Romania – workshop and performance and trencadis en espacios publicos, Bucharest, Romania – July

Second single – theater performance – as part of the long term performance of Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel in Rheinbach, glass house pavillon, school of glas art, Germany – May

Eco-Prints – workshop and exhibition in collaboration with Burg Giebischenstein, Halle (Saale), Germany –  March


xTalk III. | performance – as part of the long term performance of Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel in Rheinbach, glass house pavillon, school of glas art, Germany

xTalk II. | performance – as part of first may street art festival Galerie Die Brücke, Asbeck, Germany

xTalk I. | performance – gallery Luzia Sassen, Cologne, Germany

the final message – as part of european art project pilars of freedom – CASAdelDRAGON – Spain

Masonry – Raum für de Kunst, Windeck, Germany

Gallery Luzia Sassen | “rent the art" – one-day-exhibition – 100 works – amazing citizens – cologne


Family Constellation – a seduction | performance – as part of the long term performance of Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel in Rheinbach, glass house pavillon, school of glas art


Gallery Luzia Sassen | – Bonn, Germany
Amor en guerras civiles | Morella – Salas Goticas – Ayuntamiento – Valencia – Spain
AAF Brussels | -Turn & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium


EXTRASCHICHT | “The world of ARTSURPRISE" Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Amor en guerras civiles | Fundacion Fita Girona Catalunya
RELEVANCE | Art on the road – art intervention between Berlin and Valencia


Barceloneta Sonora – CC, Barceloneta (October)
ARTSURPRISE in BERLIN – Format::Projekt Gallery, Berlin (October)
MOMENTUM – Kulturbunker Koeln, Germany (September)
Pop up in Spain – Casa del Dragon, Cervera del Maestre (May)
Aigua – VVV, Barceloneta, Spain (April)
Liebe in Bürgerkriegen – Herne, Germany (April)


Stop | Now | Start – Casa del Dragon and Ermita de Sant Sebastia, Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain
Liebe in Bürgerkriegen – Kulturbunker Mülheim, Cologne, Germany
Skulpturenmeile Bochum – Bochum, Germany
foc II. – installation, La Farinera, Barcelona, Spain
foc I. – installation, Barcelonetta, Spain
Arte Contemporani Celra, L'Ateneu, Celra, Catalunya
Pastamas en la Guerra Civil – La Nevera, Morella, Spain – Solo exhibition from Igor Pastamas – featured by Juan Petry
GLÜCK – installation, Rheinbach, Germany
act of humanity – paintings, Casa del Dragon, Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain
tgv in 50 seconds – animation film – preview – Kulturbunker Mülheim, Cologne as part of film festival Marseille, France


urban nights – photo and video installation gallery P5, Bochum, Germany
Love in Civil Wars – international art project and exhibition in Contemporary Art Museum Benicarlo MUCBE, Castellon, Spain
25 Anniversairy Saint Henri, Aude, France
GAP – Gallery, Barcelona, Spain


keep cool – group exhibition of EL-DRAC in Siegburg, Germany


Vuelta del arte – Installation as part of the art festival in Baix Maestrazgo, Castellon, Spain


Art Project and installation as part of a summer festival in Troisdorf near Cologne, Germany

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