Juan Carlos Ruiz Jr is a professional artist born in Reading, Pennsylvania. His work consist of many avenues and genres of art. Focusing primarily in surrealism, Juan also works within other genres of art including: realism, fantasy and more. His professional experience includes murals, portraits, graphic design, Illustration, and more. He tends to be primarily inspired by surrealism; seeing it as a realm of art where he can use his technical ability and imagination to conceptualize and create thought-provoking imagery and ideals in his art that are both light and dark in subject matter. Ruiz’s influences include surrealism, hyper-realism, Renaissance art, comic book art, abstract-expressionism, impressionism, sci-fi, and fantasy. Within his surreal expression, his main intent in his artwork is to make the viewer feel.