Armando Melendez Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Armando Melendez
Live in: GUADALAJARA, JALISCO, Mexico
Artworks for sale: 17.00
Armando Melendez Artist Bio:
I studied Architecture, but dedicated my life to paint, my passion. Studied in Paris, with Alechinsky, around 1971. Stjudied a MFA at the New York Academy of Arts in 1992 Live and work between New York and Mexico. Artist Statement I was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, on the 19 of november 1954. In 1980, got my Master degree in The I.T.E.S.O (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidentre). In 1992 went to New York to enroll in master degree program, at the NEW YORK ACADEMY OF FIGURATIVE ARTS, founded by the late Andy Warhol. I started to paint long before my studies on Architecture, my first aproach to paint was in 1973 as an exchange student living in Islip, Long Island. I remmember it was DE KOONING, that did it11, ever since, i wanted to become an artist. IF before I was an artist dedicated to create paintings, i.e surfaces unified by the oil pigments, now I avail myself of whatever techniques, (cements, sand, resins, wax, dirt)objects, materials,procedures or ideas I deem necessary to acomplish my artistic expression. Most prominent is the incorporation of sand, and the use of water, oxidazing color, and experimienting with textures. The works range from extreme visual complexity in particular those relating to sedimentation strata, archeology,etc, to extreme simplicity-in particular the most recent materic ones. My working method is constructive and substractive, generating space, rather thgan dividing it. The result is so touchable that it appeals to the senses and draws upon ones connection to the earth through the body. In my recent works, I realized that the expression of Art arises from feeling of sensations, and that the profundity of life provides the wisdom, that I can only demostrate in painting, my life experience, inner feelings, and culture, much clearer and more completly than my language, and my words, the form of my inner being, the pulsation, and the passion by so far-better, than any attempt to do it with words. I can speak louder and clearer the things that I have seen with my hearth and soul. My work is my life, thoughts and emotion, its content is absolute, natural, internally existent and emotional. I sincerelly hope that the viewer may, through this visual sensation, turns to his inner feelings, and communicate together, with me on through concept, the understanding of art in common. Another area in which Abstract Expressionism has had an impact on my work, is to be found in the so called "non precious attitude toward work". The contrary, to the philosophy of figurative Art Academy I attended, it took me almost 5 years to re-analize, all the-yet-valuable knowledge and information I received.Then humbly as a Tzen monk, start to re-learn, new ways and methods, and take away all the fears and limitations. Now, my willingnes, and innovative painting methods drives me to paint on the composition, until "I CANT DO ANYTHING MORE". This is reflected in the complex multileyer structures of the canvases. The serious viewer will agree that there seems to be more that that which meets the eye, an idea about art, nature, the origins of existence, wating to be discovered in the images makes themselves known to you. PAINTING IS A LIFE JOURNEY, TIME AND EXPERIENCE ARE INVALUABLES.