We had a great art opening yesterday for Arturo Mallmann. His recent work is truly inspiring.
Arturo Mallmann’s examination of the world is filtered through a sense of wonder and poetic thought. The atmospheric images embody the process of questing through a realm of chaos, transforming it into an entity of light and profound beauty. The paintings Arturo creates are visual metaphors for the exploration of self-discovery and awareness. Utilizing a process consisting of alternating layers of varnish and sanding, Mallmann is able to create the illusion of depth from which his figures emerge. This primary imagery found in Mallmann’s work evokes the ultimate existential expression of the human condition. Vaporous greens, transcendent blues and umbers fuse to form a glass-like veneer enhancing the air of mystery and enchantment surrounding the artist’s work.
Mallmann’s new body of work expands the concept of ‘landscape’ to include an interior topography ablaze with atmospheric reference. He paints a lustrous, undulating terrain – a place where inspiration and mystery converge.
Born in 1953 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Arturo Mallman’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and South America.