Celestino Ortiz The Diverse Expressionist Painter

Puerto Rican art… Every time I think I have seen all the new talents that Puerto Rico has to offer, comes a new artist and rock my mind with its incredible talent. This time is called Celestino a expressionist abstract painter from San Juan. His style is a diverse one, from a symmetrical rectangular blocks of one, two or three opposing or contrasting, yet complementary colors, to a Rothko style painting, Diversity is the correct word to describe him as an artist.

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Campo de Energía #4 Acrylic over Linen 48 by 60

This Painting “Campo de Energia” exceed the boundaries of Simplicity, it creates a dense mixture of overlapping colors and shapes luminosity and radiance that exists within the fields of  his perfectly selected color. Elements, such as color, shape, balance, depth, are clearly seen in both of this painting.

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Campo de Energia # 5 – 48 x 60

Now I used a Word that I used in the beginning of this review Diversity… This Artist has a talent of picking out every element in isolation and detail and arranging them in deliberate composition like for example the next painting which to me has a compositional device common in cubist compositions leaving the abstract expressionist movement on a stand by, The curious aspect is that this are two different art movement and he still manage to make a great compositional of both discipline. I have always enjoy a canvas with a colorful surface and this one by far is a great art work.

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The Maze ( El Laberinto ) – 60 x 36

The background is rendered in flat or patterned in simple areas, highlighting the separation of figure and color. The effects of the juxtaposition of colors with each other maks the painting below a simple but beautiful art work. Simplicity is often the key element in making a great painting and lost of artist tend to forget this. This freely brushed touches of color, make the figures in this painting softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.

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Abstracción de Color ( Color Abstraction ) – 30 x 48

In my case I really love the work titled Campos de Energia, This Style is Bold, is dark, is simple and has an absence of figurative representation which to me is a VERY POWERFUL statement in a Painting. His ability to contain a small array of colors of differing hues in differing proportions on the same plane and get away with it is phenomenal.

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Ciudad V – 40 x 24 – Acrylic

Love this painting!!! The overtones crescentic color, create a sense of phantom reality in the painting above much like Dali’s Work. Beautiful Beautiful !!!

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Ciudad Arco Iris – 60 by 48 – Acrylic/Enamel

The Artist has a Diversity which could appealed to lots of collector and make a great plus when buying a painting, the choice at the end is of the buyer but one thing is certain you will love all of his Creative Paintings.

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Live Abstraction ( Abstracción en vivo ) – 36 x 36

By Joey Medrano

For more information please visit http://www.celestinoarts.com

Thanks For Visiting P.R.A.R

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