Raúl Tamarís is considered an atypical artist due to the versatility with which he has moved in field of art. Trained as a graphic designer in the prestigious, and now disappeared, Neumann Design Institute, with studies at the National Experimental University of Arts, is also dedicated to teaching, artistic projects and development disciplined of his plastic work. With a long history, and amidst the different paths that their creative processes have had, preserves certain aspects that are intrinsic to his stance on art and the personal interests that are essential to him, like the passion for restoration and archeology. The traces that time leaves on the matter, it is a phenomenon that has persisted in their searches, even when they point to other objectives.
Tamarís identifies his current work as abstract expressionism. He tells us, “no I can separate my life from what I paint, and since life has so many twists, that affects me work”. In a conflictive situation like that of Venezuela, he has had to deal with the uncertainty that has affected all areas of society, as well as the dent that has made in your inner world.
He confesses that it costs him a lot to produce a serene work in amid these circumstances. Therefore, this latest proposal is marked by chaos, which has been sublimated in extraordinary ways through color. He uses the circle as a perfect and unique figure in the composition, on a background of serene images, alluding to the universe and the cosmos. Within the perfection of the circle, the expression is completely irrational. The result was wonderful because it externalized the fury, the disorder of the emotions, but without losing the general balance of the raised. The force of the gesture is combined with the colors that nuances, mixes, harmonizes, contrasts, to create a rich chromatic arrhythmia. It is recurrent that parts of the support remain without intervening. The raw cloth is a reminder of doubts, of thoughts that cross when you are
in front of the canvas. He considers it an act of honesty that “everything is in sight.”
The free expression, the unfinished invoice are present in the elucidations that face him with his work.
→ “Pathografias”. Instituto de Diseño Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Pathografias II”. Metro de Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Der Kleine Maleresel”. Galería Mayz Lyon, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Lost in space”. Galería Astrid Paredes, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Blue”. Prodiseño, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Maturas”. The exhibition space Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Anaxigramas”. Gallery G7, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Tribute To Ismael Rivera”. Instituto Pedagógico de Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Artist in the Market Place” . Bronx Museum Of The Arts, New York, Estados Unidos.
→ “Extinction”. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Sala Cadafe. Caracas, Venezuela.
→ I Biennial Art Barquisimeto. Barquisimeto Museum Foundation, Venezuela.
→ III Biennial Of Art Merida. Bienal Colombo-Venezolana, Mérida, Venezuela.
→ “Drawing Room XVII Fundarte”. Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
→ Salon Jeunes Et Grands Díaujouríhui. París, Francia.
→ “La Megaexposición”. Artista invitado, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “II La Megaexposición”. Artista invitado, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Marché D ‘Art Contemporain. Martinique.
→ Best poster award chart XI. Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ First Biennial poster, book and photography. Biblioteca Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Honor Mention, V Biennal of Miniature Graphic. Taller de Artes Gráficas-TAGA, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Artist recognition, Saatchiart.com.