Overview

Raúl Lara Naranjo was born in Moron de la Frontera, Seville, Spain in 1980.
Although he was trained briefly in painting as an adolescent at an academy in Spain,
Raúl is primarily a self-taught artist. He has loved creating art since he was a child,
spending hours scribbling on any paper that was at hand. Nearly all of his painting
knowledge is the result of following his interests, passions and curiosity, as well as his
willingness to learn. Influenced by aspects of the work of both contemporary artists
such as Miquel Barceló and classic figures like the passionate and controversial 17th
Century painter Caravaggio, Raúl's oeuvre combines traditional and modern elements.

 

His work covers two worlds, abstraction and figuration. These two worlds cohabit in

time, contrast and complement each other, usually passing from one to the other even

in the same session almost as a need for escape. In the figuration he explores the

beauty and fragility of the human being. In abstraction his inspiration usually comes

from nature, from the beauty of colour that flows from a lead sky or a starry night. As far

as his creative process, something fundamental and that covers and unites all his work

is the treatment of "the skin of the work", the canvas surface that he creates from the

application through mediums modulated with pieces of paper or through image

transfer. Once the canvas is prepared, the application of colour is done layer by layer,

sometimes translucent and using different materials such as oils,

acrylics, inks or charcoals.

Works
Biography

Raúl Lara Naranjo was born in Moron de la Frontera, Seville, Spain in 1980.
Although he was trained briefly in painting as an adolescent at an academy in Spain,
Raúl is primarily a self-taught artist. He has loved creating art since he was a child,
spending hours scribbling on any paper that was at hand. Nearly all of his painting
knowledge is the result of following his interests, passions and curiosity, as well as his
willingness to learn. Influenced by aspects of the work of both contemporary artists
such as Miquel Barceló and classic figures like the passionate and controversial 17th
Century painter Caravaggio, Raúl's oeuvre combines traditional and modern elements.

 

His work covers two worlds, abstraction and figuration. These two worlds cohabit in

time, contrast and complement each other, usually passing from one to the other even

in the same session almost as a need for escape. In the figuration he explores the

beauty and fragility of the human being. In abstraction his inspiration usually comes

from nature, from the beauty of colour that flows from a lead sky or a starry night. As far

as his creative process, something fundamental and that covers and unites all his work

is the treatment of "the skin of the work", the canvas surface that he creates from the

application through mediums modulated with pieces of paper or through image

transfer. Once the canvas is prepared, the application of colour is done layer by layer,

sometimes translucent and using different materials such as oils,

acrylics, inks or charcoals.