Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , November 22, 2010—12:00 AM
Peruvian Artist Nestor Madalengoitia Exhibit in Poughkeepsie NY.
Pictured to the right Artists Charles Geiger and Nestor Madalengoitia with Jose Acosta
On Saturday November 20, 2010 I had the privilege of attending my good friend Nestor Madalengoitia's art exhibition / retrospective at the Mid Hudson Heritage Center at 317 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
The exhibition will be on view through December 19, 2010 by appointment only please contact Nestor Madalengoitia at (845) 546-1465 or (845) 473-8185 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition is fantastic with so many beautiful paintings that just take your breath away. Nestor Madalengoitia is one of the most talented artists creating paintings and murals currently. The quality and beauty in his works are amazing. His paintings are full of nostalgia, romance, literature and poetry. One can not help but feel great after viewing all these beautiful works. I recently added one of Nestor's pastel works to my collection and I hope to return before this exhibit is over to add one of his oil paintings to my collection as well. I am trying to make up my mind between the bullfighter and one of the house portraits from Academy Street.
Below Nestor's Artist Statement
In my paintings, I try to evoke the significance of the subject through elements used in the composition, and engage the audience in discovering these elements of the subject's personality. I hope using this technique will offer viewers deeper understanding of the subject. I want viewers to see the whole portrait, but also to be very aware of the words, numbers or patterns used to create the piece. This creates a dynamic tension to engage the viewer in discovering which symbols are used to define the piece and how they relate to the subject. My goal as an artist is to give people a visual channel in which to view social situations. Painting allows me to interact with the subjects of my community, whether that community is my family, my neighborhood, or the community of the world. Perhaps through my paintings viewers can reflect on their own reality.
Nestor Madalengoitia was born in Lima, Peru in 1959. He came to the United States in 1986, currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
I am glad that Nestor Madalengoitia lives in Poughkeepsie, NY as this allows me to attend his Open Studio Tours and Local Art Exhibitions. Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta