Artist Ricardo Calzadilla
Artist I am, creating paintings of all kinds, while attempting not to edit subject matter. I use the camera as a tool in my paintings, but many times I use the photos as a finished product. I never know what I will paint next. This new web site will feature mainly new works, were will be found: abstracts, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-life . Always open to new ideas it is always a great and fulfilling challenge to paint a special meaningful idea upon request.
I have always loved and enjoyed making art and find that the modern art era is most interesting. In studying artists from the 1900s it is clear that many of the greats cite Picasso as the artist of influence. Picasso seemed to create directly from a stream of consciousness. In this day and age though it seems like selective public political correctness does not align with artistic expression. So many paintings I never show. This facilitates my wish to paint whatever I wish. It feels sometimes like much art today is decorative with the intent not to offend. This digital age is changing visual arts so drastically with interactive and electronic projection. Beauty being in he eye of the beholder the artist can only create but not dictate to the audience.
These days I alternate between oils and acrylics. I try not to pigeon hole myself, so I paint in a cycle: Landscape, portrait, nude, abstract, flora, fauna. Now it seems that I need to explore some sort of expressionism and or contemporary art. I am predominately self taught and have put in my ten thousand hours . Art and making art is constantly on my mind. I am a passionate unrelenting painter. Please take a look around this site hopefully you will see something of interest. If I can be of any help to you please let me know.