Renato Meziat. Recent Acquisitions
Renato Meziat, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1952. Lives and works Rio de Janeiro. He beganÂ his artistic career as a musician, training at Berkelee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Upon his return to Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1970s, he dedicated himself full time to painting and his work achieved rapid recognition. In 1978 and 1979, his work was chosen for display at the prestigious I Salao National de Artes Plasticas. Then in 1980, his solo exhibition graced the halls of the Galeria Ipanema in his native city.
Renato Meziat, Orchids on a Table, Oil on Canvas, 2013, 34 x 46 in.
Meziat ranks among the top-notch contemporary painters, influenced by the work of the Chilean Master Claudio Bravo and Cuban American Julio Larraz among others. Well-cultured, attentive observer of the different â€œrealitiesâ€ that surround him, skilled in the handling of shades and colors, self-taught, who was born to paint.
Meziat shows us his work with remarkable simplicity and elegance. His paintings succeed many times at making us smile. Never academic, his compositions are always well balanced and sophisticated.
His paintings are in private collections through North and South America and Europe. His works have also been sold very successfully at several auctions at Sothebyâ€™s and Christieâ€™s, â€œLatin American Artâ€ in New York.
Renato Meziat, Lemons and Tangerines, Oil on Canvas, 2013, 29.5 x 39.5 in.
Also on view:
TomÃ¡s SÃ¡nchez. Ines White
Tomas SÃ¡nchez, Aguada de Pasajeros, Cuba, 1948. Lives and works between Miami and Costa Rica. He studied at the San Alejandro National Academy of Arts (1964-66) and in the National School for the Arts (1967-71). He has participated in solo and collective exhibitions in over 30 countries (Mexico, United States, Japan, Italy, France, etc.) Among his most significant exhibits are: Tomas SÃ¡nchez: A Retrospective at the National Museum of Fine Art (Havana, Cuba. 1985); Tomas SÃ¡nchez: â€œDifferent Worldsâ€ at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art (Florida, USA. 1996), The 60th Anniversary Celebration, Tomas SÃ¡nchez: A Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art (Monterrey, Mexico. 2008) â€œTomas SÃ¡nchez; Notas Al Pasoâ€ Photography exhibit. Casa de Vacas, Parque del Buen Retiro (Madrid, Spain. June 2013).
Ines White. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Lawyer and Photographer. Studied at the Andy Goldstein School of Photography and at the School of photographer Diego Ortiz Mugica. Whiteâ€™s work is linked to the phenomena of water in conjunction with light. The intersection of these two matters shaped some mythologies about the creation of the world. She has been featured in solo and group exhibits in Argentina, Peru, Spain, Canada and the United States.