Alfredo Navarro

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Blown Glass
10 x 7 in
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About the Artist

Alfredo Navarro Montllor was born in Alcoy (Alicante) in 1965. At the age of five he began at the Fine Arts school painting murals. He studied EGB (similar to middle school) before going to high school, and when he was 13, he began to paint with oil. His favorite subjects were florals and landscapes. He alternated between painting and his schooling until he finished high school.Then he was assigned to La Coruña in order to serve in the military (1985-86), where by request from his superiors, he painted two murals on the walls of the dining room of the barracks. In finishing his studies, he returned to Alcoy (1994) and began to paint along with his father and brother, also an artist, with whom he shared a studio After this stage in his life, Navarro established his own studio (1996), exclusively dedicating himself to perfect his technique, incessantly looking for the realism in his paintings. He enjoyed spending a lot of time alone in his listening to Bach. Navarro tries to show the spectator a window that shows the beauty of the sea, as he perceives it; in addition he confesses that his works reflect to a great extent his frame of mind. Alfredo Navarro Montllor was born in Alcoy (Alicante) in 1965. At the age of five he began at the Fine Arts school painting murals. He studied EGB (similar to middle school) before going to high school, and when he was 13, he began to paint with oil. His favorite subjects were florals and landscapes. He alternated between painting and his schooling until he finished high school.Then he was assigned to La Coruña in order to serve in the military (1985-86), where by request from his superiors, he painted two murals on the walls of the dining room of the barracks. In finishing his studies, he returned to Alcoy (1994) and began to paint along with his father and brother, also an artist, with whom he shared a studio After this stage in his life, Navarro established his own studio (1996), exclusively dedicating himself to perfect his technique, incessantly looking for the realism in his paintings. He enjoyed spending a lot of time alone in his listening to Bach. Navarro tries to show the spectator a window that shows the beauty of the sea, as he perceives it; in addition he confesses that his works reflect to a great extent his frame of mind. Without a doubt, Navarro makes the most of his trips by taking notes and snapshots; his getaways to the Northeast of the peninsula, including the Portuguese coast, are frequent. He also takes advantage of the closeness of the Mediterranean Sea, which is a source of inspiration for its calm seascapes. His last exhibition took place in the Sala Segrelles in Valencia in 2008. Alfredo paints during the day and with artificial light, which allows him to obtain the same lighting conditions at any moment during the day, and during any season of the year. He uses the technique of oil on canvas or board, using as a base in his compositions the photographs that he takes, with a large dose of his own imagination. The largest painting that he has painted were the two murals of 3 by 1.8 meters each, which he made on the walls of the dining room of the barracks, while he was doing his military service in La Coruña (Spain). Among his favorite artists are: Doménikos Theotokópoulos El Greco (1541-1614), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960 - 1988). In regards to his painting, Alfredo comments: “Considering my artwork, I am not looking to confront the spectator with the many questions that affect our lives or the contradictions that the world offers today. Without a doubt these kinds of paintings are interesting and necessary, but in my opinion, they generate restlessness and uneasiness on many occasions. Considering that now that there is enough restlessness and uneasiness in our daily lives, the purpose of my paintings, on the contrary, is to define an spatial-temporal atmosphere of relaxation and stimulation (sunsets and rough seascapes, respectively) which helps to compensate the anxieties which provoke our daily occurrences. From this point of view, I can say that my artwork looks to be therapeutic, and for this purpose I don’t think that there is a subject matter more effective than the sea.”

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