Angel Botello is by far one of the most international renounced artist from Puerto Rico and yes I mean Puerto Rico which was his home place from 1953 until his death in 1986. He wanted to be consider as a Native from Puerto Rico, since he won the heart and respect of the PuertoRican art community and was widely accepted as part of one of us. Botello was a complete artist and needless to say he also had great diversity as an artist producing linocut, paintings, serigraph, lithography, sculpture even jewelry in his trajectory as an artist.
Botello’s work is in simple words BEAUTIFUL, he paid little attention to the classical perspective of what a painting should look like, instead he integrated into his work the essence of the objects with pure bold color separated by heavy but colorful outlines which gave them a very modern style. He’s cartoon like faces are by far his most iconic trademark work always followed by a gentle 360 circle to the lateral aspect of the face like this example.
Botello was consider a master in his field, but only when an artist has the diversity of mastering different technique lets say linocut printing or lithograph prints and a superb quality is still being deliver you really know something special is happening. His lithograph where beautiful but his linocut where jaw dropping. His Linocut are really hard to find in the open market with prices varying from $2,000 USD up to $8,000 USD but again the quality of this work are top notch and in some cases as good as an original painting.