RENSO CASTANEDA ZEVALLOS
An artist from peru
I started to paint a long time ago, I don not remember exactly when , what I remember is always there were paintings in my home… why? My mother is an artist like my father, my uncle, my aunt………….. unfortunately not too much people knows about them, well it was imposible to choose another thing to do, I always enjoyed make copies from famous artists and now I like to do realistic paintings to imitate the texture of the skin, the shadows , the lights, I feel a great satisfaction when I finish a painting besides it is not a easy work to do.
- born in Lima Peru in 1970- Graduateded of the National School autonomous superior of Beautiful Arts of peru in the specialty of Painting of 1989-95
-Obtained in 1993 the First Honorable Mention in Drawing in the promotion called Venancio Shinki -
-Conversatorio: The naked one in the Contemporary Painting in the National School of Fine Arts Rafael Rodriguez Padilla, Guatemala C.A.
-1996- Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, Museum of Modern Art, Quito, Equator
- International Auction Reconstruction 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela 1999
-2002- Peruvian Painters, National Historic Museum Sao Paulo, Brazil
-2004 counts with a painting in the permanent collection of the MoLAA (Museum of Latin-American Art of los Angeles, California- USA)
2007 - Recent Works, The Art Gallery Pintadera, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006 - National Meeting of Unesco And Art Gallery Sebelen Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2006 - Transitando Absences, Tamara Gallery, San Juan Puerto Rico
2004- Appearances, Tamara Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2004- Appearances, Museum of the Americas, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
2003- Evading memories, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables –Florida, USA
2003- Covered with Skin, Tamara Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001- Perpetual Fragments, Tamara Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001-Instants, Praxis International Gallery Art, Lima, Peru
2000- Structure of Senses, Tamara Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1999- Expecting Illusions, Praxis International Art Gallery, Lima, Peru
1999- Remembranzas Guatemalan Institute of Hispanic Culture,Guatemala, C.A.
1999- Discovering Secrets, Cultural Center The Coves, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
1999- Of Inside toward was, Praxis International Art Gallery, Lima, Peru
1998- Without Wrappings, Cultural Center Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru
1996- Oils, Gallery of the American Peruvian Institute, Lima, Peru
has carried out approximately 100 of the ones that emphasize the following:
2006- Castillo Art Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2005- Madelines Gallery ,New York, USA
2005- Art Expo New York, Wadeau International. Javits Ccenter N.Y. USA
2005- Qbix Gallery ,Philadephia, Pa. USA
2004- Colective exhibition, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore , USA
2004- Peruvian Painters, Avima Gallery, Alicante, Espana
2004- Paintings from Peru, Cultural Center Cervantes, Tel Aviv, Israel
2003- RomanceAntillano Tamara Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Spirit of peru Is Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2002- Peruvian Painters, National Historic Museum Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Art Peru, Power International Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
- Peruvian Scapades, Sunjin Galleries, Singapore
2001- Exposition of Paintings, Association of Peruvian Institutions in USA and Canada, Hotel Hilton, -Miami, Florida, USA
- FIA 2001 Latin American Fair of International Art, Caracas, Venezuela
2000-Paintings, Residence of the Ambassador of Peru in Singapore
International Auction Reconstruction 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
Galleries that handle Castaneda's art works
Light Street Gallery, Baltimore , USA.
Wadeau Art International , Lyndsley Fraizer Art Dealer, New York ,USA.
Galeria de Arte Sebelen, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
Pintadera Galeria de Arte, SanJuan, Puerto Rico.
Blink Fine Art, San Juan , Puerto Rico.
Why do I choose to work in realistic style?
Many factors influence the style that an artist decides to continue, they can be admiration to other artists, the influence of teachers or other painters, I think in my case is the admiration for hyperrealism, always admire the ability of an artist to make a painting almost photographic and so I started trying until today, what I have achieved has taken me many hours painting and experience what all this reward satisfaction to have a finished painting.
The creative process
When I decide to create a painting, I tried to keep an order and have a plan in my mind. Once I have the idea, I begin to think about the ways to realize it. I have to find the best and the only one possible composition which should convey my idea, I have to find the most attractive combination of the objects with the model , their ubication, the lighting conditions on the model because is the light what gives real volumen to the painting, when I got this ready I start the drawing on the canvas with special careful because it is one of the most important part of the painting, if I make a mistake I would be more difficult to correct once the oil have been applied, after that I work with oil with soft brushes to get a photorealistic painting.
How long does it take to paint one Painting like this?
The estimated time for each painting depends on several factors, the size of the canvas, the number of items to represent, the solutions to some problem in the painting process, as is the correction of an error in the design or change the design or location of elements in the painting, by reference for a 30 "x 40" painting , could say that I took from 15 to 20 days
When do I decide that the painting is completely ready?
In my style is very easy for the viewer to define when a painting is finished or appears to be, but for the artist is always the feeling that a painting need more details to paint, more tinkering, it is very difficult for any artist to control this momentum I think it is part of the requirement of each one with his painting.