80 x 100 cm, Oil on Canvas 120 x 160 cm, Oil on Canvas 2009, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm 2009, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm 1995, Oil on canvas, 90 x 72 cm

Bioglyph Series

The Bioglyph is a term and style of the artist's own invention. In this newest portrait series, two powerful leaders, Mao Tse Tung and Mahatma Gandhi, are represented behind a layer of Egyptian hieroglyphic text detailing important events from their lives. Although these paintings are relatively new accomplishments, they are conceptual extensions of Juel's overarching themes. Biography and hieroglyph merge, transcending each figure's personality, and iconicity emerges. Juel's first bioglyph painting, a self-portrait, was created in 1995, and is now held in a private collection in Basel, Switzerland. Bioglyphs of other exceptional personalities will follow soon.