ARTIST PROFILE

 

Ricardo Avalo takes on the painting from an aesthetic nourished by the abstract expressionism, but mainly committed with the formal experimentation. His painting is anchored to personal worries and is one of intimate character given in big format paintings. His sober colors' palette and the using of industrial materials like tar and enamels combine on a same work densities and transparencies, which give to its works an arcane and suggesting character. The main topic of its work is based in the human condition and its relationship with the space. Avalo works with a system of symbols and icons that show its aesthetic-religious vision of the world. Besides, he has developed its own formal language, which has fed on several styles and movements of the history of art, particularly the abstract expressionism and the informalism.

 

Some artist find in painting a proper space to approach the deepest nature of their own beings. A vehicle that allows them to travel the inner road that brings them to the revelation and conciliation of numerous mysteries. Ricardo Avalo is one of them, and it is made evident on his most recent artistic proposal. From the beginning of its career his work has been attached to aspects of the human condition and its relationship to the universe. Later, he explores the physical relations of space on Of the Bluish Trip; Memories of the Black Box (2001), an exhibition whose concept and title turned out to be premonitory. On Informal (2002) he mixed elements that he so far had only worked individually, such as the box, the landscape and the monumental architectural structures, to denounce how nature and spirituality have been replace for the culture of cities. In his 2005 works one can see how he favors the drawing experience, the spontaneity, the unfinished. On some works, the painter even let naked parts of the canvas surface. Now the protagonist is the space... it's becomes a sign of direction and mean of pure expression. By 2008 the artist began a group of more abstract paintings searching a relation between the color, the nature and the soul.

Elaine Delgado- AICA

 


 

 

"MAR ADENTRO"

Mixed medium on canvas, 60"x 72", 2014

"SELVA"

Mixed medium on canvas, 48"x 72", 2014

"SINOPSIS"

Mixed medium on canvas, 72"x 48", 2014

"ESTRUCTURA DE UN PENSAMIENTO"

Mixed medium on canvas, 72"x 60", 2014

 

 

 

"ILUSION EN EL VALLE DE LOS ESPEJISMOS"

Diptych in mixed medium on canvas, 72" x 96", 2014

"REFLEJO DE LUNA"

Mixed medium on canvas, 72"x 60", 2014

 

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Was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1967. He was graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1993 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, mayor in Painting. In 1989 he received a scholarship award for an artistic-cultural trip which allowed him to travel to France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the United States. In 1991 he was invited to work with master sculptor Pablo Rubio in his work-shop where he remains for five years, and in 1992 he was awarded with the First Prize in Painting in the First Plastic Arts Biennial at the Casa Roig Museum in Humacao, Puerto Rico. That same year he assisted the Spanish sculptor Amadeo Gabino during the First Sculpture Symposium of Puerto Rico. In 1993 he received the Jorge Rechany Prize for the most prominent student in painting from the University of Puerto Rico and in 1999 he was chosen to participate in the exposition Puerto Rico in Paris in commemoration of the incorporation of the Puerto Rico chapter to the AIAP-UNESCO. This important exhibition was presented in September 2000 as a sample of Puerto Rican art during the past fifty years to present time.

Ricardo Avalo has presented fourteen solo shows in Puerto Rico and the United States. He has participated in more than twenty-five important group shows throughout the Caribbean, United States as well as Europe. Ricardo Avalo’s exhibitions as well as his participation in various art auctions have all been very successful, well-received and praised by art critics and collectors.

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2013

  • "Bitácora Alpha. Horizontes Líricos." - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2012

  • "Ontología, símbolos y metáforas" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2010

  • "Crónicas y Presagios" - Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2008

  • "Pinturas Recientes" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Pinturas Recientes" - García-Linskey Gallery, Coral Gables, Miami

2007

  • "Espacios y Reflexiones Cromáticas" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • "11.05 Reconstrucciones" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • "Teorema de los Arquetipos" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • "El Dogma de las Ilusiones" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • “Informal" - Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • "Del Viaje Azulado - Memorias de la Caja Negra" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • "Paradojas Cotidianas" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • "La Naturaleza como el Alma" - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1995

  • “A Través del Silencio" - Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, Puerto Rico

1993

  • "Pinturas Recientes" - Salón de Exhibiciones Gómez Hermanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1992

  • "Danzantes" - Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1991

  • "Movimientos Positivos" - Sala B. Franco, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

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Selection

 

 

2009

  • "Pensamientos Circulares"- Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Reyes - Veray Collection - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • "Reacción" - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  •  Art Auction- Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Universidad del Turabo, Caguas, P.R.

  • "El Pulpo" - Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Hoy" - Black Box Foundation, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • "Muestra Nacional de Arte" - Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Reacción" - Galería de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • "In art we trust" - O.P. Art- Clemente Soto Velez Center, New York

  • "Apoyarte" - Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Heterogéneos" - Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Merril Lynch Arteaméricas- Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Florida

2003

  • "Exposición Nuevas Adquisiciones" - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

  • "Muestra de Arte Puertorriqueño" - Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña

2001

  • Eleven Puerto Rican Painters - Ibero Club, Bonn, Germany

  • "Segunda Subasta de Arte" - Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

2000

  • "Puerto Rico en París" - UNESCO, AIAP, Paris, France

  • "Muestra Nacional de Arte" - Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • "Tres con Tres" - Galería Paoli's, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Group Show - Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

  • "De Pasión y Penumbra" - Rojo y Negro Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Nuevas Caras del Arte Puertorriqueño" - Peter Madero Gallery, New York

  •  Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1993

  • "Muestra de Arte Puertorriqueño" - Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • "Exposición de Graduandos" - Galería Francisco Oller, University of Puerto Rico

1992

  • "Artistas Puertorriqueños" - Galería Arawak, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • "Primera Bienal de Artes Plásticas" - Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, Puerto Rico

  • "Certamen Anual de Artes Plásticas" - Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1991

  • "Expresiones" - Normandie Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Reyes-Veray Collection, private collections.

His work belongs to important private and public art collections.

 

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1993

  • Jorge Rechany Prize, painting- University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

1992

  • First Prize, painting- First Biennial of Fine Arts- Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, Puerto Rico

1989

  • Cultural Travel Grant: France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and United States

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