About Ronald Zambrano
Ronald Zambrano’s works focus investigates the discipline of painting through color. Almost all his work develops through layers and natural pigments. Ronald covers parts of the canvas while leaving other areas only partially empty. Abstract art allows him to explore painting with freedom, to live the journey as an experience with its different stages to reach the recognition of the identity.
The harmony he reaches is honest and vibrant, an explicit conversation about himself through pigments and forms. The chosen colors and shapes resemble physical nature, such as plants and water, or genuine feelings like anger and joy. Although each area of his canvas may also stand alone, it is undeniable how every element in his paintings functions as a whole.
We had an exclusive interview with Ronald. Get comfy and enjoy reading it!
Let’s start from the basics. What’s your name, and where have you grown up?
My name is Ronald Zambrano. I was born in San Cristobal, Venezuela, a city in the Venezuelan Andes. I lived there for the first stage of my life, where I studied art and language, and literature. Later I came to Europe to spend a year in Vienna, working as an assistant to an artist called Karl Goldammer. Finally, I settled in Madrid, where I got a master’s degree in criticism and practice of contemporary art.
When or how have you understood you wanted to become an artist?
As a child, I painted the walls of my house. Back then, I wasn’t aware of art, so I started to be mindful of color, and slowly something awoke in me. It was when my mother gave me a box full of colored pencils that I began spending hours drawing and painting.
Please briefly describe your technique and tell us what drives you to make art.
I work with color, and I create paintings from pure pigments. I also use sprays, acrylics, and oils.
What is the main feature that has changed in your work or practice?
I used to work more with figurative art, but development and artistic research led me to abstraction. Even if I never rejected figurative art, I prioritized looking for the prominence of color.
Which artist primarily inspires your work? And is there something else, outside visual arts, that keeps you motivated?
I like different artists, Peter Zimmerman, Cruz Diez, Joseph Beuys, and some classics like Turner and TiZIANO. I also like music and literature.
How would you like people to engage with your work?
I want people to feel a relationship between print and memory. These are two of the points I mainly work on, and I like the viewer to catch this when looking at my piece immediately.
Spread the word! Do you have anything exciting on the horizon?
I am currently painting a lot while also working on objects and installations to strengthen contacts with galleries and art spaces.
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