Mixed Media, Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas
65 x 49 in165 x 125 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Nico Amortegui, a talented Cuban graffiti artist, creates captivating original artworks on canvas in the figurative cubism style. His large-scale paintings feature vivid colors, stark contrasts, and bold compositions, resulting in vibrant and textured masterpieces. By incorporating numerous layers and using abstract expressions of colors as backdrops for his portraits and still lifes, Amortegui adds depth and visual interest to his artwork. The strategic use of a solid color overlay further emphasizes the central figure, creating a focal point that commands attention.This impressive original painting on canvas measures 65 inches in height and 49 inches in width. It is expertly stretched, wired, and ready to be showcased on your walls. The artwork features a dark charcoal gray background and is signed by the artist on the front. Free delivery is available for those in the local Los Angeles area, and affordable worldwide shipping is available for US and international art collectors. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included with the artwork, ensuring that the piece is an authentic work of art from Nico Amortegui.Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Amortegui brings a rich cultural background to his artistic creations. Having immigrated to the United States at the age of 17 and hailing from a family of artisans, his artwork reflects the themes of identity, cultural fusion, and the immigrant experience. Drawing inspiration from his elaborate garden, Amortegui infuses elements of nature into his paintings, creating a harmonious blend of organic and abstract forms.Amortegui's artistic achievements have garnered significant recognition, with exhibitions and collections spanning across the United States and international venues. Notable museum showcases and public installations in cities such as Winston Salem, NC (USA), Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem (Israel) have propelled his career to new heights.
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Nico Amortegui is a renowned Graffiti Cubist artist known for his use of unapologetic color and boldness. His expressive style incorporates hidden layers of color and texture, which make a striking statement when viewed in person. Amortegui's artwork is rooted in his personal experience of immigrating to the United States as a teenager and his family's artisanal background. This cultural fusion has molded the themes of his artworks, reflecting his unique perspective on life.
Each of Amortegui's figurative artworks begins as an abstract expression of colors, with the figure appearing to him in the abstraction once the background is complete. He then transforms the artwork's image with the "left-eye" of his painted figure, leading the rest of his composition with many additional layers of colors and textures.
As an accomplished artist, Amortegui's collections and exhibitions have been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the United States. His unique blend of graffiti and cubism styles, infused with a vibrant Latin American perspective, has earned him recognition as an influential figure in the contemporary art world.
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