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Arturo Samaniego is a painter and living in Naples, Florida. He is also the owner of Samaniego Art.
Samaniego describes his style as a blend of realism, minimalist cool and contemporary edge. Samaniego combines the beauty of the human form with the emotion-evoking quality of gesture. The figure is executed in the classical, old master style, while the environment is abstract and nebulous, representing the emotional and internal.
Samaniego began to explore the use of experimental materials to create symbolic content for both his abstract and figurative work. For example, in Rusting Dream, he infused metallic pigments sprayed with acid into the abstract background that envelopes his supine nude. The rust contrasts with both the smooth surface of the oil and the smoothness of the skin, and it’s a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of physical beauty, which inevitably fades.