Raúl Lara uses photo image transfer technique to showcase a unique concept of ‘I’ & the ‘Interior’.
Raúl Lara Naranjo is a Spanish figurative artist born in 1980. He discovered his talent when he was a child and has never looked back. He started learning pictorial art at the age of 9. Moreover, all of his knowledge about painting has developed from his interest, passion, curiosity, and desire to learn, and most importantly, from his innate ability to paint.
Photo Image Transfer Technique
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Concept of ‘I’ & the interior
…the “I” that we show and the interior, the one that only we know completely.
“This is an idea extrapolated to what we live today with social networks and the difference between our lives offline and online wherein not everything is as it seems,” says Raúl.
He represents this with the contrast or superposition of two figures, the color image which is the one he makes in oil, and the one resulting from the image transfer which is the one in black and white.
Artistic influences & inspirations
Raúl Lara started learning art in an art school when he was about eight or nine years old. There he was initiated, among other techniques, in oil painting.
Someone Raúl Lara owes a lot to was that first teacher he had. She taught him the basics: color theory, first mixtures, and more. “She gave us a lot of freedom,” Raúl adds. “I would be painting in my way, then she would arrive, tell you a couple of things, take the brush and paint some little detail and leave. You learned almost without realizing it.”
Apart from the countless influences, Raúl really likes to try new things along the way.
Raúl is basically a figurative artist, but what better defines his style is a term that one of his friends used once which is ‘Neophotorealism’, meaning a new way to mix classical realism style and image transfers made out of photographs.
To see Raúl’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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