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Statement

I take something as simple and basic as a single line and transform it into a complex narrative that will challenge you, and invite you to develop a relationship with the composition.

My work is a process of constant challenge.

By choosing to use the most basic and primal graphic element, the line and imposing on myself a set of strict rules on how to use it, I create compositions that seem simple at first sight but that are full of complexity and movement. The technical restriction of using one continuous, uninterrupted line through the entire layout offers me an interesting challenge, resulting in compositions that have a life of their own. The use of one continuous line is also an invitation to the viewer to follow the trajectory of the stroke through the entire canvas in the form of a little game producing an interaction between art and viewer that will develop into a relationship between the two.


Conceptually my inspiration comes by narrating daily life and paying tribute to the aspects that I consider are the most important, women, life, love, playfulness, comfort and discomfort, and our relationship with our own environment by the use of symbology. I try to use my work as a way of creating awareness and denouncing issues that I consider need to be addressed. I start with an idea of what I want to produce, however, in the process the composition starts dictating how it will ultimately look like, creating shapes, spaces, and voids that will define the entire piece of work and its message.


Bio

Ronald Paredes (mundosanto), is a Latin-American artist, graphic designer, and podcaster from Caracas, Venezuela. Born and raised in a family of painters and designers, he has always been in contact with graphic arts and visual communication. Influenced by both parents, he found himself shifting his professional life between his three passions: art, graphic design, and psychology. 

With over 20 of experience in the creative industry, he continually balances his personal projects as a visual artist with his work in the advertising industry. Parallel to his work as a graphic designer and his artistic activities he started conducting studies and research on the subject of creativity and its connections with psychology, neuroscience, and creative processes as a way to rediscover our natural creative capacities, information that he uses to produce and host a podcast called The Creativity Roots >> https://creativityroots.com


Exhibitions

2021

Duo Exhibition, Rewriting – You’re Not Here Anymore, by Alfonso De Castro, 112 Gallery, Nau Bostik, Barcelona – Spain

Collective exhibition, 1st. Venezuela Art Fair, One Art Space, New York – USA

2020

Collective exhibition, 2nd. Nanjing City of Peace International Stamp Exhibition, Hall of The Victims of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing – China

Collective exhibition, 1 2 3 We Are Not Wooden People, Shanghai – China

2019

Collective exhibition, A Little Brave, Be Brave Art Space, Sydney – Australia

Collective exhibition, Nanjing City of Peace International Stamp Exhibition, Hall of The Victims of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing – China

Collective exhibition, 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xian – China

Solo exhibition, Art in Office – OfficeStar’s 9th Anniversary, Suzhou – China

Collective exhibition, Connecting Dots, 1929 Art Space, Shanghai – China

2018

Art Battle International, Shanghai Edition, M50 Art District, Shanghai – China

Collective exhibition, 5th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xian – China

Collective exhibition,  Arts for People Festival / Critica, M50 – Shanghai – China

2017

Collective exhibition, SongYang Int’l Contemporary Art Exhibiton, SongYang – Zhenjiang – China

Collective exhibition, The Spiral Narrative in a Klein Bottle, SongJiang Univ. Library, Shanghai – China 

Collective exhibition, Life – Death – Transition, Tongji University Museum, Shanghai – China 

2016

Collective exhibition, Miles Closer, Mosaic Art Studio, Nanjing – China 

Solo exhibition,  Reflexions of The Self, Forest Mall Museum, Nanjing – China

Collective exhibition, Cool Words Exhibition, AMNUA Art Museum of the Nanjing University of Art, Nanjing – China

Solo exhibition, Theology of Relationship, KIC Gallery Mall, Nanjing – China

2015

Collective exhibition, 2nd. Nanjing International Art Festival – NJIAF, Nanjing – China

2001

Solo exhibition, El Hatillo Cutural Center, Caracas – Venezuela

1998

Solo exhibition, Teodicea, Tito Salas Contemporary Gallery, Caracas – Venezuela

1997

Collective exhibition, Ladys Society Art Saloon,  Caracas Engineering College, Caracas – Venezuela.

Collective exhibition, XV Rotary Club Art Saloon, Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela

Solo exhibition, The heirs of the kingdom, Metro de Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela

1996

Collective exhibition, XIV Rotary Club Art Saloon, Caracas – Venezuela.

Collective exhibition,  Art Workshop, Jacobo Borges Museum, Caracas – Venezuela

Collective exhibition,  Art for Culture, Caracas – Venezuela.

1995

Solo exhibition, Living and Staring, Metro de Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela

Collective exhibition, Form and Expression of Contemporary art, Banap Gallery, Caracas – Venezuela

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