Antonio Cavagnaro (37) was born in Santiago de Chile . A very early age he studied painting in private academies, where he learned the first techniques about drawings and the work with pastel painting , and then where he will acquire knowledge about techniques, and classic procedures taken from the big masters (Grisailles, temple painting , etc.)..
After he exhibited at the National Congress in Chile and in some others galleries such as Ana Maria Matthei and Artespacio, he travelled to Spain for further studies.
In 2006 he got the pos graduated scholarship of the Art and Contemporary Authors (Arauco) in Chinchón -Spain, where he took classes with the realistic painter Guillermo Muñoz Vera and he remained there until the end of 2008.
In 2010 he travelled to EEUU and he exhibited in LNVA (LatinNetwork for the Visual Arts) in Connecticut, where it becomes part of the list of painter of Expressiones Cultural Gallery.
Later on has been selected to participate in the flag of American artist to present their works in contemporary Art Fair Beijing 2013,China. For the second part of this year he get an artist residence on EEUU and he present a solo exhibition in expressiones Cultural Gallery.
His pictorial proposal, always of figurative tendency, insists on the shapes interpretative value, separating him somehow from the traditional realistic painting and completely cut away from the hyperealistic icons. On the contrary, clearly reflecting his particular temperament, he tries to grant an expressive and suggestive character in the pictorial stamp.
That’s how we can find a figuration with strong psychological shades, specially in the expressions of each character, who regardless of the subject of the painting aims to an intensity in the image as well as the ties it generates with the spectator. Human figure is without a doubt the main element, obsessively through hard and dramatic surroundings in compositions generally of few elements, causing it to acquire a greater protagonism.
Although a certain description exists in his pictures, it is important to reflect a concept, that is essential for understanding Cavagnaro’s painting. And this concept or idea demands a basic delivery of true expression, specially with Realism, which is an extremely formal and technical form of painting.
And this is exactly the main motivation of this painter , to give an idea resorting to the expressive intensity of the components of the picture: almost always humans which superpose the technical aspect.