(Main Gallery) As the father of “Lucid Realism”, an artistic style that draws heavily on Renzo’s experiences with the indigenous cultures of Australia, Costa Rica, and Mexico as it expresses the commonality of the human experience through symbolic, abstract, and figurative expressionism, he encourages the viewer to perceive the cohesion between the waking and dreaming states.
Renzo’s paintings and sculptures express and communicate his observations of what he believes to be the basic qualities that separate humanity from the inanimate objects that surround it while maintaining their interconnectivity.
Renzo’s painted images are opaque with transparent overlays to form composites, ranging from the figurative to abstract expressionism. He always uses highly fluid paints, because of his connection with their unique qualities on the canvas. Building layer upon layer in a process of construction and illustrated depth, Renzo depicts metaphors and variables on relationships, spirituality, intent, and even tribal similes. His practice of artistic alchemy, use of brush strokes, and habit of scratching at the surface of the canvas to produce a primal nature to these imaginary vehicles help to convey an ever illusive inspiration through each painting.
The Lucid Realism exhibition in the Museum’s Main Gallery will feature twenty-seven of Renzo’s paintings and fifteen of his bronze sculptures.
This exhibition has been made possible by Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. – Winn Slavin Fine Art, Galerie Simard Bilodeau, Dutcher Crossing Winery, Art World News & Art Business News