Arnaldo Roche Rabell


Arnaldo-Roche-Rabell 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1955

Comenzó su formación en la Escuela de Arte Luchetti en Santurce, donde tuvo como maestro a Lope Max Díaz.  Luego estudió arquitectura en la Universidad de Puerto Rico y arte en el Art Institute de Chicago, donde obtuvo su maestría en bellas artes en 1984.  Desde entonces se ha dedicado por completo a la pintura. Su obra forma parte de importantes colecciones a nivel mundial.  Ha participado en numerosos eventos internacionales y ha ganado gran cantidad de premios y distinciones.  Ha desarrollado un vocabulario estilístico único, basado en la aplicación de capas de colores brillantes que luego cubre de color negro y frota con la espátula para producir imágenes dramáticas y reveladoras.  En parte de su obra utiliza como base modelos humanos que envuelve en sus lienzos, resaltando sus contornos por medio del frottage.  Usualmente de gran formato, exuberante en color y dramático en contenido, su expresionismo pictórico se nutre de referentes variados, históricos y personales.

Roche Rabell began his artistic training at the Luchetti School of Art in Santurce, where he studied under Lope Max Díaz. He later studied architecture at the University of Puerto Rico and art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA in 1984. Since then, he has devoted himself entirely to painting. His work is found in important collections around the world, and he has taken part in several international events, earning numerous awards and great critical recognition. He has developed a unique style based on the application of layers of bright colors, which he covers with black and then rubs with a pallete knife to create dramatic and revealing images. Many of his paintings use live models, whom he wraps in raw canvas and then, using frottage, imprints on it the contours of their bodies. Usually of monumental size, exuberant in color, and dramatic in their content, his Abstract Expressionist paintings draw upon a variety of references, both historical and personal.
  • "fé de niño" -AR1 (SOLD)

    silkscreen on paper
    21 3/4" x 18" (unframed)

    Price on Request
  • 26 3/4" x 30 3/4" (framed)

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