Artist inspired by Madrid's art fairs

LOCAL artist Ronen Zlotogoura has been to the capital to be inspired and influenced by Madrid’s Art Fairs.

Ron, from Dolores, attended a range of exhibitions held throughout the city including ARCOmadrid, the largest of the fairs which saw more than 150 critics, curators, artists and professionals from around the world come together to exchange ideas and projects.

It was here that Ron saw works from Damien Hurst, Joan Miro and his favourite photo-realist painting of a New York street by Richard Estes.

He saqid: “It was exciting to see a painting by the renowned American artist who was one of the founders of the original photorealism movement back in the 60’s.”

Ron is a self trained air-brush artist and recently embarked on a new direction in his career and is trying to enter the world of fine arts. He is now devoting much of his time to producing a hyper-realistic series of paintings on American classic cars, the first of which won him an award last year.

He said: “Visiting the fairs has stimulated me with ideas and influenced me to add some pop art to my collection of hyper-realistic classic car paintings. After getting lots of positive inspiration I’m now looking forward to an exhibition of my artwork in Dolores.”

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