I take something as simple and basic as a single line and transform it into a complex narrative that will challenge you, and invite you to develop a relationship with the composition.
By choosing to use the most basic and primal graphic element, the line and imposing on myself a set of strict rules on how to use it, I create compositions that seem simple at first sight but that are full of complexity and movement. The technical restriction of using one continuous, uninterrupted line through the entire layout offers me an interesting challenge, resulting in compositions that have a life of their own. The use of one continuous line is also an invitation to the viewer to follow the trajectory of the stroke through the entire canvas in the form of a little game producing an interaction between art and viewer that will develop into a relationship between the two.
Conceptually my inspiration comes by narrating daily life and paying tribute to the aspects that I consider are the most important, women, life, love, playfulness, comfort and discomfort, and our relationship with our own environment by the use of symbology. I try to use my work as a way of creating awareness and denouncing issues that I consider need to be addressed. I start with an idea of what I want to produce, however, in the process the composition starts dictating how it will ultimately look like, creating shapes, spaces, and voids that will define the entire piece of work and its message.
Ronald Paredes (mundosanto), is a Latin-American artist, graphic designer, and podcaster from Caracas, Venezuela. Born and raised in a family of painters and designers, he has always been in contact with graphic arts and visual communication. Influenced by both parents, he found himself shifting his professional life between his three passions: art, graphic design, and psychology.
With over 20 of experience in the creative industry, he continually balances his personal projects as a visual artist with his work in the advertising industry. Parallel to his work as a graphic designer and his artistic activities he started conducting studies and research on the subject of creativity and its connections with psychology, neuroscience, and creative processes as a way to rediscover our natural creative capacities, information that he uses to produce and host a podcast called The Creativity Roots >> https://creativityroots.com
Duo Exhibition, Rewriting – You’re Not Here Anymore, by Alfonso De Castro, 112 Gallery, Nau Bostik, Barcelona – Spain
Collective exhibition, 1st. Venezuela Art Fair, One Art Space, New York – USA
Collective exhibition, 2nd. Nanjing City of Peace International Stamp Exhibition, Hall of The Victims of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing – China
Collective exhibition, 1 2 3 We Are Not Wooden People, Shanghai – China
Collective exhibition, A Little Brave, Be Brave Art Space, Sydney – Australia
Collective exhibition, Nanjing City of Peace International Stamp Exhibition, Hall of The Victims of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing – China
Collective exhibition, 6th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xian – China
Solo exhibition, Art in Office – OfficeStar’s 9th Anniversary, Suzhou – China
Art Battle International, Shanghai Edition, M50 Art District, Shanghai – China
Collective exhibition, 5th Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Xian – China
Collective exhibition, Arts for People Festival / Critica, M50 – Shanghai – China
Collective exhibition, SongYang Int’l Contemporary Art Exhibiton, SongYang – Zhenjiang – China
Collective exhibition, The Spiral Narrative in a Klein Bottle, SongJiang Univ. Library, Shanghai – China
Collective exhibition, Life – Death – Transition, Tongji University Museum, Shanghai – China
Collective exhibition, Miles Closer, Mosaic Art Studio, Nanjing – China
Solo exhibition, Reflexions of The Self, Forest Mall Museum, Nanjing – China
Collective exhibition, Cool Words Exhibition, AMNUA Art Museum of the Nanjing University of Art, Nanjing – China
Solo exhibition, Theology of Relationship, KIC Gallery Mall, Nanjing – China
Collective exhibition, 2nd. Nanjing International Art Festival – NJIAF, Nanjing – China
Solo exhibition, El Hatillo Cutural Center, Caracas – Venezuela
Solo exhibition, Teodicea, Tito Salas Contemporary Gallery, Caracas – Venezuela
Collective exhibition, Ladys Society Art Saloon, Caracas Engineering College, Caracas – Venezuela.
Collective exhibition, XV Rotary Club Art Saloon, Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela
Solo exhibition, The heirs of the kingdom, Metro de Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela
Collective exhibition, XIV Rotary Club Art Saloon, Caracas – Venezuela.
Collective exhibition, Art Workshop, Jacobo Borges Museum, Caracas – Venezuela
Collective exhibition, Art for Culture, Caracas – Venezuela.
Solo exhibition, Living and Staring, Metro de Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela
Collective exhibition, Form and Expression of Contemporary art, Banap Gallery, Caracas – Venezuela