As a painter I use some traditional tools of the trade as brushes, knives, acrylics, and oils, with my faithful companion, a Nikon D800, and my dear Mac. The final result is a fine art print.

My challenge is simple and yet difficult, to go beyond the anecdotal and the technical reproduction of the physical appearance, i.e. to elude "the pure reproducibility of a pure event" (Roland Barthes).

My current work is involved with "painting-based-on-photographs". There is a special choice for this, I like the essence of painting: the amazement and fear of the "blank canvas" when starting a creation vs. the cold an instantaneous click of the camera. In other words the "contingency" of the creative act which you may see in the paintings of Francis Bacon, Anselm Kieffer or Matisse.

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Curriculum Vitae

Painter and Photographer
Born: Caracas, Venezuela,1950

Painting: Taller de Artes Creativas, Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela
Photography: Studied with Lydia Fisher ref.

Other professional information:

Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas.
University of California at San Diego, California.

Professor of Mathematics:
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Universidad Metropolitana

Head of Mathematics Department, Universidad Metropolitana
Dean of Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Universidad Metropolitana
Academic Vice Chancellor, Universidad Metropolitana

Professor of Photography and Digital Development.


Abstract Photography
Gallery-Close Edinburgh
April-May 2018

Featuring work by Paul Kenny, Phil Lavery, Ricardo Baez Duarte, Chris Close and Nadia Attura, this work reveals a world seen through different eyes. From the truly abstract work of Paul Kenny a master of the genre and whose work is held in many prestigious collections (Including the National Galleries of Scotland) to the strange interpretations of the Scottish landscape by Venezuelan photographer Ricardo Báez Duarte

Individual Exhibitions
"La Musique, La Mort et Le Néant" , 2003
Galería Trasnocho,
Caracas , Venezuela
Collective exhibitions
"Regards Croises", 2006
Gallerie Fontaine Obscure,
Aix-en-Provence, France

"Conversations Photographiques", 2006
Homage to Pual Cezanne
Gallerie Fontaine Obscure,
Aix -en-Provence, France

Art Exhibitions on WW.W.

"Remember, Repress and Forget" , 2003
Interactiva. Biennial Cancun, Mexico
Saatchi Gallery
Museo do Essential e do Alem Disso

Art Photo Magazines on WWW.

Zone Zero International Digital Art
Moon Cruise Photophiles
Ovi Magazine Focus Galeery
Gomma Artist Directory Art Moco
Photo Originale

Digital Art Guild
Art: Painting Individual Exhibitions

Espacio Arte, Caracas 2003
A7 Gallery , Caracas 1992
A7 Gallery. Caracas 1995
A7 Gallery , Caracas 1990

Collective Exhibitions

Sotavento Gallery, Caracas
National Art Gallery of Venezuela, Caracas

Bass Gallery, Caracas
Banco Consolidado Cultural Center