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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary South American landscape painter Alvaro Castagnet (born 1954 in Montevideo, Uruguay).
Alvaro's early interest in art was cultivated mainly by his father, who sent him to the National School of Art in Montevideo at a very young age where he was taught by Professor Esteban Garino. Castagnet carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor.
Castagnet migrated to Australia in 1983, and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. Alvaro Castagnet is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English and currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. Castagnet has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985, and has been recognised with dozens of awards over the last 30 years.
Castagnet writes articles for many international artist publications worldwide. Alvaro travels around the world, painting, demonstrating, lecturing, and judging art competitions also guest-attending exhibitions of his work. He is the author of the out-of-print, “Watercolor Painting with Passion” & “Painting with Passion – Beyond Technique” books. Alvaro is featured in innumerable art books, videos, DVDs and acclaimed international art publications. Hs latest book, "Watercolour Masterclass- Understanding the 4 Pillars," has been released in four different languages with enormous success.
Alvaro's main studio is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. He lives with his wife, Ana Maria & their teenagers sons, Gaston & Calvin.
July 13, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Alvaro Castagnet (Born 1954)
"“My style has been described as passionate, spontaneous, flamboyant and powerful. I am an expressive painter; always exploring and pursuing a strong interpretation of light effects.
I enjoy stretching the boundaries of traditional art, and the medium, trying my hardest to do it with honesty and integrity. Portraying the abstract side of life is the driving force of my work.”"