Sócrates Rízquez is a self-taught Spanish Born artist and took up painting from a young age, being influenced by his father. Sócrates has developed his practice by exploring different styles During the 80s he explored surrealism using a variety of techniques, he later became influenced by PopArt. He adopted the enamel as the only medium of expression and, excited by the brilliance in the colours that this type of painting contributes, he used it for numerous and different projects. He made frequent visits to European museums to study painting directly from the paintings, especially the Impressionist masters, and more regularly at the D'Orsay Museum in Paris, the cradle of his inspiration.
Sócrates now often paints in a hyperrealist style and since 2014 he has been influenced by New York. His works require two very different moments of viewing, the first seek that the impression of the viewer entering the room is to contemplate a photograph, then the observer spontaneously approaching discovering the true structure of brazen and seemingly neglected brushstrokes that they make up the scene. These two sensations are what the author called "Hyperimpressionism.”
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