Ezra Bejar Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Ezra Bejar
Live in: San Diego, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 223.00
Ezra Bejar Artist Bio:
Artist Statement: Exposed to the Old Masters as a child, I had to wait 40 years to create paintings and photographs with an original process. Living in my father's gallery in Mexico City was a precious time. Exposed to realism, modernism, and my father's contemporary artwork, I became aware of visual art and its aesthetics, and absorbed external and internal images, in a free and natural way. I also learned about the art creation process. The artistic seed went dormant for many years, until I found a way to nourish and transform those childhood lessons into paintings. A passion for contemporary art, re-ignited in a period of deep introspection, healing and maturity. A special optical lens, and an investigative process activated the seed in my child brain. My paintings emerged, a couple of years later, colorful, textured, and joyful. Focused on the essence of nature in a simple, non- cerebral and over-intellectual way. A blend of my own mindscape, and images found in nature, telling stories extracted from each corner and almost every occasion. Predominate the images of my adopted California coast land with symbols found in rocks, textures and colors exposed during sunset. My art also talks about submarine environments, with imaginary seaweeds and marine creatures. The work is spontaneous, but introspective and empathetic. It emerges out of images transformed mentally into gestural abstractions. Ideas, which flow spontaneously and are conceived instantly. A painting becomes a natural re-enactment of an instant perception, given the right conditions. I combine physical and photo images, whatever is best suited. My artistic style becomes instinctively connected with the themes I explore. My historical references are postwar contemporary painters: Hantai, Pollock, Tamayo, Miro, and Boetti, as well as contemporary photographers Tillman and Garduno, which I admire and influence the approach I use on my work.