Saturday, February 5, 2011

José del Riego

 El Camino de Arriba ” © José del Riego
Name: José del Riego
URL: http://www.josedelriego.es/
Bio: José del Riego was born in Oviedo, Spain, 1960, where he still has his studio. He has a BSc in Biology from the University of Oviedo; he studied Philosophy and Theology; and for six years he studied drawing at the Oviedo School of Arts, where he counted among his teachers Adolfo A. Folgueras, Magin Berenguer and Bernardo Sanjurjo.
José del Riego has always been a painter. As an amateur artist he worked in oil, watercolour and pen and ink drawing. In the late '90s he discovered pastel. The characteristics of the medium were just what he was looking for and changed his outlook on painting. Initially self-taught, José further explored the technique with a number of master pastellists in France. He is now practically a full time professional artist.
A member since 2006 of International Association Art du Pastel en France, José is one of the founding members of the Pastel Society of Spain, ASPAS, and he is its first (and current) President. He has been exhibiting his work, in group shows and solo, since 2001.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: José del Riego paints almost all subjects: landscape, portrait, figure (human, animals, flowers, still life), seeking not to be pigeon-holed into a single theme.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: This website is in Spanish, French and English.
Gallery: There are thirteen galleries in all, I do not propose to list them; the titles are self-explanatory, except for Interiors – which turns out to be Still Life.
Image View: Each gallery consists of a page of thumbnails - click to enlarge in full page viewer, with remaining thumbnails at side. Pointing at these gives details of title and size, (also available on the enlarged image). You may continue in a slide show. Enlargements may be saved. El Camino de Arriba is 30 x 40 cm, 800 x 548, 65 KB.
Blog/Demo/Facebook/Ebay/Flickr: No.

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