(b. 1985 in Bogota, Colombia), has been drawing and painting since the early age of four. As a child, he was drawn to comic books, sci-fi films and global street art. This led him to the discovery of street artists Belin, OSGEMEOS, Guache, Nychos, ReederOne and visual artists Drew Struzan, H.R. Giger, Alex Grey, Shusei Nagaoka and Hajime Sorayama to name a few. In 2005, determined to master his pencil technique, Juan Jimenez, moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study at the School of the Museum of FIne Arts.
While there, he met professor Gerry Hoag who taught him the intricacies of human anatomy and portrait drawing. Post-college he moved to New York City, where he established himself as Pincel Galactic in the booming Latino Art Scene of Brooklyn and Queens. It is under this identity that he further defined his artistic style.
Drawing from elements of Latin American culture and the modernity of New York City, he was inspired to create a series of works that intersect futurism and third-world traditions. To create his series of works he uses acrylic paint on various surfaces such as wood panels and illustration boards.
Along with creating paintings and illustrations, he is currently expanding into album cover art, book covers, animated music videos, murals and fusing his artwork with fashion design. In 2019, Juan Jimenez was selected by Samsung as a celebrated Latinx artist who incorporates his cultural history into his works of art. In addition to the online catalog, Samsung exhibited the selected works on Times Square of New York digital billboard.