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 With over 34 years of experience in my career as painter, I am pleased to present in this website my art work, which I have dedicated my life to.

 

Ariel Celestino Hernandez also known as “El Pintor De Las Curvas” was born in Marianao, La Habana Cuba in 1974 and migrated to this country in 1999. Celestino started his artwork at six years of age when he did a portrait of his teacher. When his teacher saw the portrait, she knew he would one day make this his career as he was naturally gifted.  He did his first art exposition in Cuba at the age of 17; since then, he has done many expositions in the United States, Europe, and Central America. As an autodidact, he studied many techniques by reading art books filled with biographies and pictures of masters inspiring him to create his own unique style and his own master pieces. His art work is very personal in every way: the colors, the buildings, the streets, the plants, and the people are a reflection of urban civilizations with a touch of movement that define his art work.  His artwork can be compared to a universe of light and bright colors with movements. His style is different, colorful, and easily recognizable by its elegant curves with a well-defined personal seal. Celestino has been featured in several magazines and has appeared on numerous television programs. He has done many murals including a large mural for the Hotel Loews in Miami Beach, Florida. Celestino has donated many of his art works to charitable not for profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Amigos for Kids, and St. Jude Research among others.

 

La obra de Ariel Celestino Hernández, está basada en elementos y figuras que se mezclan de una forma compacta, que se juntan para formar un bloque monolítico, que dan lugar a un conjunto armónico de una belleza estructural única.

Definir su obra es un tanto complicado, su estilo es diferente, simple, directo, colorido, fácilmente reconocible por sus elegantes curvas y con un sello personal muy bien definido. Su obra se destaca por la expresión contenida, configura un centro que lo convierte en un eje alrededor del cual gira la vida de una ciudad, adornada con diversos elementes que se adhieren a sus telas a través de su mano magistral.

 Es un trabajo surrealista, ya que es fácil encontrar una ciudad navegando entre las nubes o un atril obstruyendo la vía pública, tiene una misma línea conductora para todos sus temas por lo que estamos ante un sello personal muy bien definido, el color, la expresión, la textura, esto es realmente pintura.

Admirar la obra de Celestino, es como leer un buen libro, que nos transporta a una ciudad, en ocasiones, desconocida, sus escenarios nos hacen viajar por diferentes ciudades.

En el caso de Celestino, nos enfrentamos a un artista cuya formación académica esta basada en la pasión que siente por las telas, donde refleja su peculiar manera de mirar al mundo que le rodea, de una forma muy atractiva y repleta de armoniosos colores.

 

Jorge Diaz Alvarez (Escritor, Critico de Arte por la Musa Editorial)