Hector Ureña

Bio

Ureña a self-taught painter has become a staple in The Union of Dominican Visual Artist (UDVA). As a young boy Ureña spent most of his days drawing in his notebooks pictures of popular cartoon characters and portraits of family and friends. Art was a passion that stayed with him long after the drawings stopped.
In 1981, Ureña immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, fifteen years after his arrival a familiar spark was ignited and his passion for art reemerged. In 1996, motivated by family and friends Ureña decided to make his work public in a joint exhibit with Dominican painter Persio Minier. This exhibit was a landmark in Ureña’s career as an artist establishing him as an artistic representative in New York City’s Hispanic community. Ureña’s pieces are as diverse as the city itself, ranging from  images of still life with exotic flowers draped in vivid colors, romantic landscapes of his native “Quisqueya” , and abstraction of geometric figures with emotionally heavy themes.

Pintor dominicano radicado en la ciudad de Nueva York, quien a muy temprana edad comienza a mostrar su destreza con el dibujo usando sus cuadernos escolares como unica escuela de sus habilidades, la cual parece desaparecer con la llegada de su adolecencia. En mil novecientos ochenta y uno emigra a Estados Unidos y quince años despues se enciende de nuevo una chispa que parece que nunca se apago, esa llama recobra fuerza y vuelve a tomar su terreno en la pintura de Ureña.

En mil noveciento noventa y seis motivado por amigos y familiares decide hacer publico su trabajo con una colectiva compartida con el pintor dominicano Persio Minier la cual marca el inicio definitivo de una carrera exitosa en la vida de Ureña, un pintor autodidacta que con su pintura se ha conventido en uno de los representante de la pintura en la comunidad hispana de la ciudad de Nueva York. Mostrando un mundo de forma y color tan diverso como la misma cuidad.

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