A total of 15 works, where heritage buildings such as the National Museum of Costa Rica, the National Theatre, the Melico Salazar Popular Theatre and the Basilica of Los Angeles appear blurred by water, are part of the exhibition that you will be able to observe from the inauguration that will take place next Monday, February 3, at 7 p.m., in the Center for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, located opposite the old main entrance of the Lehman Bookstore.
Osvaldo Sequeira, is the artist who presents a series of paintings -acrylics on canvas and two watercolors-, under the title of [Temporas. The works portray the blurred image of the urban landscape in the rain. Its formats are large, the major work measures 180 x 165 centimetres, while the smaller ones that will be exhibited, have a round format of one metre in diameter.
Once, driving to my studio and stopping in the street under a torrential downpour, watching the images distorted by the water on the windshield, I get a childhood memory when I came for a ride to San Jose -I’m from Turrialba- And I was struck by the restlessness of developing a pictorial piece that captures this distortion and at the same time evokes those feelings, the artist mentioned about his motivation.
Sequeira is defined as a multidisciplinary artist. He is a graduate of the School of Plastic Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Costa Rica, a member of the International Association of Plastic Artists AIAP-IAAUNESCO and the Mondial Art Academie, both based in France. It also belongs to the Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists (ACAV).
I set out to experiment, test and discover. After time, after several attempts, the experiment paid off, and I created a piece that could be considered final. I took her to a contest and the surprise was that she had an unexpected reception for me, because from my point of view, it was basically an experiment. This motivated me to further develop the pictorial process and the restlessness went beyond a piece, produced a series, exploring different color palettes, distortions of the image and emotional load, added Sequeira.
The painter of Turrialbian origin has exhibited in galleries and halls of Costa Rica, as well as in other latitudes. His work is found in private collections in different parts of the world. He has been a university professor in graphic design and visual communication, and is currently a professor at a private academy.
“Temporales” will be on display at the Cultural Heritage Research and Conservation Center during the month of February, from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening will be on Monday, February 3, at 7 p.m. with the artistic participation of soprano Graciela Vargas. It’s open to the public.