Juan Manuel Ayala does not usually sign his works but his signature is not required to identify his most recognizable style.
Ayala is one of the most beloved painters from Cordoba and he remains in complete privacy and austerity. Cordoba has given to the world many reputed artists, born from its culture and its rich heritage, artist who like sitting in the solitude, while they paint picturesque streets of the city and its everyday people.
Far from the fame awaited by many of the artists of our time, Juan Manuel Ayala cultivates his art not for the admiration of his peers, but as a way to develop his spirituality and himself.
This artist is not a craftsman but lends his artistic talents to make magnificent oil paintings that require his expertise.
In this case, he just shares his life with a few of his lucky family and friends, with who he shares his gift: painting. And sometimes he performs restoration work such as the pictorial intervention in the canopy of the popular Cordoba Christ, 'El Rescatado', which thanks to his collaboration could show off his original colors during Holy Week in his hometown.
Ayala's work is rich and easily identifiable, such is his representative and distinctive style reminiscent of the greatest painters of past centuries. In his art we find Flemish panel paintings with dyes and portraits in the style of the brothers Van Eyck, or representations of the Madonna with Renaissance expressions, which are reminiscent of The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci.