Paintings in the Style of Latin American Expressionism and Universal Constructivism
On exhibit at the Shirlington Branch Library, November – December 2016
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Gustavo Forselledo spent most of his life working as a psychologist and program manager with international organizations. He always loved to draw and paint and when he moved to Honduras in 2006, he started to dedicate more time to painting in the styles of Latin American expressionism and universal constructivism.
Forselledo takes images from real life and transforms them into his personal vision. The results he looks for are new and harmonious images. Sometimes they are nonfigurative; sometimes they are abstract versions of the natural world. He uses sharp colors in his paintings and black and white in his drawings to highlight the brightness of nature or emphasize shapes and forms. He works mainly with acrylic and ink on solid bleached board or canvas.
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