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Artist // Traditional Art
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dA-friendly UK jack by ArielRGH I was born in 1983, and I always liked to draw, since I was very little. During my grade school I drew mostly comics, influenced by the cartoons I watched on TV. Later in high school I started drawing realistic portraits in graphite and sanguine pencils. During that time I got interested in music and sciences too, which led me to enter the programme of Pharmacy at the Universidad de Chile, graduating in 2008.

During this period of my life there was not a lot of art. Science took most of my interest, to the point that immediately after I finished I started in the Chemistry Ph.D. programme at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was during this period that my interest in drawing reemerges with real strength, making realistic portraits in graphite, charcoal, pastel and color pencils, as a hobby. By the end of 2013 I finished my Ph.D. and when I returned to Chile, I learnt oil painting. In the following years, my love for art triumphs and now I can promote and show my art to the world. At present I am doing my art alongside my professional activity as a pharmacist.

My interest for music has left a number of compositions you can listen to in my SoundCloud, and my time in the academic world has left a number of scientific publications. I also have a couple of unedited short stories and poems. I am quite the Renaissance man, LOL.

dA-friendly Spain Flag by ArielRGH Nací en 1983, y siempre me gustó dibujar, desde muy pequeño. Durante mi enseñanza básica dibujaba principalmente cómics, influido por las caricaturas que veía en televisión. Ya en la enseñanza media comencé a dibujar retratos a lápiz grafito y sanguina. En esa época me interesé por la música y las ciencias también, lo que me llevó a estudiar la carrera de Química y Farmacia en la Universidad de Chile, titulándome de químico farmacéutico en 2008.

No hubo mucho arte en este periodo de mi vida. La ciencia copó mis intereses, a tal punto que inmediatamente después de terminar, fui a hacer un doctorado en química (Chemistry Ph.D.) a la Universidad de Windsor, Ontario, Canadá. Es en este periodo en que mi interés por el dibujo resurge con verdadera fuerza, realizando retratos realistas al grafito, carbón, pastel y lápices de colores, a modo de hobby.

A fines de 2013 terminé mi doctorado, y al volver a Chile, aprendí la pintura al óleo. En los años consecutivos, el amor por el arte triunfa y ahora promociono mi arte a todo el mundo. En la actualidad realizo mi arte en conjunto con mi ejercicio profesional como farmacéutico.

Además del arte, mi interés por la música ha dejado varias composiciones que puedes escuchar en mi SoundCloud, y mi paso por el mundo académico ha dejado un número de publicaciones científicas. También he escrito un par de cuentos y poemas inéditos. Soy un polímata, jajaja.

Favourite Visual Artist
Jia Lu
Tools of the Trade
Oil painting, soft pastels, colour pencils, charcoal and graphite
Other Interests
Science, music, computers, nerdy stuff...


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I was reading a text I wrote almost four years ago, titled "Reconsidering the approach to oil painting". What have I done of all the things I said I would do? 1) I returned to stretched canvas ;P although I did paint several oil on hardboard and aluminium composite panel paintings. Turns out they are a bit of a hassle to handle, they are heavy plus the fact that you have to prime them yourself; you can't buy them ready made. Not here in Chile at least, it's really not worth the pain to import Artefex all the way from the States, a quarter of the way around the globe. I am currently painting on quality-made linen canvases now, bought from a local maker who knows his stuff (Alberto Hidalgo, hidalgo_canvas on Instagram) 2) Stretched canvas means there are several paintings I haven't bothered to frame, LOL 3) Zinc oxide remains utterly banished from my palette since October 2018. 4) Turns out lead white is almost impossible to find here in Chile, plus: tubes are expensive and you have
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At last I finished uploading all of my recent work. Pretty much all of it is here in DeviantArt, but I am more active on Instagram: @arte.arielrgh
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Thanks for the :+fav: on Stormy Seas, very much appreciated.

Thank you so kindly, Ariel!:w00t::thumbsup:

Not a walk in the park by rollarius55
Linda galería ♥
Thank you for the watch and faves.
Much appreciated.

Great Gallery.
Thank you