About the artist

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Raúl Lara Naranjo
Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Spain

Like every child, Raúl Lara Naranjo was eager in his first doodles. But soon his parents noticed how he spent hours in front of hundreds of papers that he painted and painted, making all kinds of drawings.

At the age of 9 he was enrolled in painting classes at an academy so that he could learn the basics of pictorial art. Thanks to these classes he was initiated in the technique of oil painting and began to make his first paintings for family and friends, always in small formats, since then his training has been self-taught, guided by inspiration, by the hours and hours in front of countless canvases, by the readings he has done, by videos, online information … Almost all his knowledge about painting has been the result of his interest, his passion, his curiosity and desire to learn, and above all, his innate quality for painting. Now in his maturity, not only vital but also pictorial, he manages to capture in his painting all that learning, which continues to develop day by day, with each stroke of color that he captures on his canvases.

In his beginnings his painting was always classical and realistic: seascapes, still lifes, Andalusian courtyards… Gradually, always self-taught and inspired by contemporary artists, he began to use more modern and mixed techniques such as image transfer, with which he manages to make reliefs that give greater expressiveness to the paintings and alternating various media such as oils, acrylics, pastels or various inks.

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Education

General Certificate of Secondary Education IES Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Morón de la Frontera ( Sevilla)
 
Self-taught artistic education with extensive training and mastery in various techniques such as graphite, charcoal, pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, mixed media or image transfers.
 

Exhibitions

 2010 Casa de la Cultura Morón de la Frontera, Seville (Spain)

2012 Portals of Perception Agora Gallery 530 West 25th Street New York, NY (USA)

2013 Elements of Abstractition Agora Gallery 530 West 25th Street New York, NY (USA)

2013 Actúa Sevilla Plaza de la Encarnación s/n Sevilla (Spain)

2014 Selected artist to participate in International Art Fair Roma Romart 2015 (Italy)

2015 Selected artist to participate in International Art Fair Barcelona Artbaho 2015 (Spain)

2016 VEDO Corporate Art Exhibition London (UK)

2017 Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street London (UK)

2019 Return of Art London ( Online Exhibition )

2019 Versatile Art Lisbon (Portugal)

2019 Galerie Montmartre 11, Place Du Tertre Paris (France)

2019 START Art fair Saatchi Gallery London (UK)

2020 Range of Arts Gallery 7 Rue des Capucins, Honfleur, (France )

2020 Eclectic Gallery 66 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London (UK)

2020 Online Affordable Art Fair represented by Eclectic Gallery London (UK)

2020 Affordable Art Fair Battersea represented by Eclectic Gallery London (rUK)

2021 Eclectic Gallery 66 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London (UK) 

 

Publications 

Artisspectrum Magazine Volume 29

Saatchi Art Fall Catalog Second Edition October 2019

Saatchi Art Fall Catalog September 2019

Saatchi Art Spring Catalog May 2019

 

Book Covers

Editorial Planeta 2019 «Elegía para un Americano» Siri Hustvedt

Syrtari Books 2020 «Ταυτοπροσωπίες»  Βιργινία Παπατρέχα

Rowohlt Verlag 2020 «Es ist immer so schön mit dir»  Heinz Strunk

 

Interviews

Artofperspective

Burnt Orange City

Rising Stars

Talleres Piolas (Podcast)

Heybaebeart

 

Representation and Collaborations 2021

Eclectic Gallery

Saatchiart

Artfinder

Singulart

DF Art project

Decideart

Talleres Piolas

Saishoart

Icanvas

Artsy

Works onrivate collections in Europe, America and Oceania

 

 

 

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