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Biographical background

A little stuff about me.

BIO INFORMATION:

RICARDO ARNALDO

Ricardo was born in Havana and at fourteen years old became an exile in New York City.He received a Bachelor degree from the City University (CUNY). He lived in New York for many years and in San Francisco before moving permanently to Miami.His introduction to photography came in the form of playing with 35mm cameras that were loaned to him, but he soon discovered that he had an eye for composition.His childhood left a big impression on him of Havana's colors and shadows, and its sense of mystery.Over time he has photographed everything from models to landscapes and still-life images.He published a book of images of Redland, the quaint rural area south of Miami, an area that has been little portrayed. He is currently represented by several stock photo agencies, both here and in Europe, that have used his work in advertising and publications including The Miami Herald and Oxygen Magazine.But his interest has become more focused on the art aspect of photography and he has concentrated on images that resemble more a painting than a photograph. He prefers outdoor, natural light images, which use strong light sources that stress textures and shadows.Recently he has been experimenting with what others have called "camera paint", making a photograph look more like a surreal painting that seems to transcend reality.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Artfusion Galleries, Wynwood, Miami's Art District, August to December 2016.

Seminole Theater in historic Homestead, Florida, April to May 2018

Artist in the Spotlight one man show on April 23rd, 2018 at the Seminole Theater.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Ricardo considers his images a constant celebration of light. They range from stressing light and shadows reflected on natural subjects, forests, cityscapes, or the human figure. Using his attraction to color, texture, and light, he creates an imaginary reality.