Pintura Orgánica de Fernando Ureña Rib

 

 CUENTOS DE

FERNANDO UREÑA RIB

 

 

CANDOR PICTÓRICO

LA MUJER

TRES MISTERIOS SALINOS

EL DIBUJO

DANZAS BAJO LA LLUVIA

LA ÚLTIMA METAMORFOSIS

ETAPAS NECESARIAS DE UNA TRANSICIÓN PICTÓRICA

EL DESNUDO DE FERNANDO UREÑA RIB

DESNUDOS ESTILIZADOS

DECIR LA PIEL

FÁBULAS URBANAS

LAS DADORAS

LAS NINFAS

IMAGENES FULGURANTES

ÓRFICA

ONIRISMO

 

AQUEOUS

ABSTRACT

ART MIAMI

GAZZETTE REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY

DANIELLE DEGARIE

DOROTA KOZINSKA

DELIRIUMS OF

LÚDICA

LOWES MUSEUM

ERICK ALLEN

FERTILITY DANCES

GALLERY

marianne tolentino

NUDES

ORGANIC FORMS

SCOTT DUPERRON

STEPHEN D.KAPLAN

 
 
dominican art

 

FERNANDO UREÑA RIB

the last metamorphosis

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THE  LAST METAMORPHOSIS OF FERNANDO UREÑA RIB

Fernando Ureña Rib has been, in the past Two years, a very different painter from the youth of the seventies. Despite the fact the returns to his sporadically previous style as a necessary exercise of his vocation. Proving (to himself as well as to others) that he remains capable of the accuracy characteristic of portraiture and realism. We believe in the silent, cautious, even guarded evolutionary process that leads to a strong and mature expression. It is extremely rare to find a sudden leap from one style to its contrast with successful plastic results.

We observe the transition of Fernando Ureña Rib from a testimonial figurative Art to a surrealistic neo-abstraction Art.  The first method is both prudent and ambitious (never a brusque rupture.) It is a measured experimental boldness absorbed in the next phase. Thus, around 1986, the artist began to reinvent the World of elements, forms and colors fully revealed towards the end of the following year. His exhibition entitled Intima produced a singular impact. Throughout this period of gestation Fernando Ureña Rib appeared to remain faithful to the vibrant, figurative, oniric quality of his human subject and to the expression of growth, expansion and fertility in his vegetal themes.

Here we sense the throb of the "Tropic" (Title of another one of his shows) and it climatic effects on both man and nature.

The poetic texts that introduce his catalogues- poetry is the "Violin de Ingres" of the artist-, among the emotive phrases of anecdotes we find the hidden key to diverse combinations, organized and harmonious, always more committed to imaginary transmutations. In Trópico (April 1996) Ureña Rib says: "One begins to see the mirage, those reverberations of heat which now melt the images and convert them into a volatile, evanescent chromatic shap

And later (Celajes, November 1996) "The river multiplied and divided the last colors of the afternoon and was converted into an enormous kaleidoscope of liquid and phosphorescent metals." While George Arzeno Brugal justly observed, more directly: " Simultaneously, many of his paintings take up once more the ancient theme of reflecting movement and the displacements of bodies in space."

Marianne de TolentinoSanto Domingo, 1992

MUSEUM DATA

Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, in 1951, Fernando Ureña Rib began his Art training at the Age of twelve cumulating with a degree and designation as Professor of Drawing from the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. (1968) During his post graduate work he studied with Jaime Colson, a recognized master of Dominican Painting (1969-1971) In the early seventies he lived and studied in Spain. (1973-1976) During this time he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa developing a more comprehensive understanding of fine Arts as cultural expression.

In 1977 he received an invitation from the State Department of the United States to acquaint himself with the major museums, universities Art schools and galleries of this country. Returning to the Dominican Republic he was named Director of the Art Department of APEC University (1978) and later he was appointed Public Relations Director of the National Museum of Modern Art (1981) He is a past president of the Dominican Artist Association. (1992-1994) Fernando Ureña Rib’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Madrid, Soria, Malaga, Ponce, Bonn, Mainz, Bad Kissingen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Rome, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, San Juan, Miami, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Bogota, Caracas, Santiago, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Santo Domingo

Fernando Ureña Rib is a former President of the Dominican Artist Association, member of AICA, (Association International de Critiques d' Art, Paris) and AIAP (Association International des Artistes Plastiques, Paris. [1]