Gleaning artistic influence from an amalgam of art history’s greatest painters, Ricardo Lowenberg transforms the canvas with his skillful manipulation of shape, color, texture and rhythm. In his portrayal of the everyday world, Lowenberg transforms scenes of the mundane, be they the knowing glance of a young woman, a basket of lemons atop a table, or a quiet country landscape, into a spiritually infused piece of art for a decidedly modern audience.
Strongly influenced by the work of Mexican Surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, Ricardo Lowenberg uses dreamlike colors, symbolic props, and textural paint application to produce a modern surrealism relevant to contemporary life in Mexico City. In much of his figurative work, Lowenberg concentrates on the human face to capture the emotions and thoughts portrayed within the telling eyes of the subject. In masterfully capturing the subtle nuances of the gaze, Lowenberg displays his own innate and sophisticated understanding of the soul.
Where his portrait paintings draw a strong comparison to the psychologically stirring self portraits Kahlo produced in the mid-20th Century, Lowenberg’s still life and landscape paintings portray a post-Impressionist sensibility reminiscent of those late 19th Century masters of hue and light including Cézanne and Gauguin. Using a refined and muted color palette, Lowenberg carefully models the form, to create a surprising canvas that is dually flat and three dimensional.