The Work of Arturo Samaniego
With incredible skill, Arturo Samaniego depicts his subjects; the sea that primordial mother, source of all life and also the woman, symbol of beauty, love and finally life. A virtuoso of figurative art, Samaniego creates spectacular works of art in his own, very personal artistic language. The perfection of Samaniego's depictions reminds of photorealism, which expressionist power of colours, offers a vividness and internal light.
The Sea has been a recurring theme in my paintings of the last few years, for many reasons: Its great beauty and mistery, its metaphorical representation of life itself, enveloping and nurturing on the surface, but also unpredictable and treacherous like the currents and surf that inhabit it.