Ricardo Celma, born in Buenos Aires in 1975, showed his artistic talent as early as 1981 when he was 5 years old. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, where he studied from 1994-1998. His title obtained from these studies is Profesor Nacional de Pintura.
In his works, he manage to impose his personal stamp. Mix of influences, elements of Baroque, Flemish painting, magical realism and hyper-realism are present. “I try to convey a spiritual message in the work, which is a bit the reflection of my own search, my encounters and doubts, I try to make something sacred and magical happen in ambiguous scenes, and sometimes everyday ones,” he says.
He likes to work with a live model, although he often uses photographs: “I have the enormous fortune of being married to María Gracia, a talented photographer who makes me miss the live model a little less, as well as being my constant muse and source of inspiration. many times… ”, he confesses.
The images of him emerge, mysterious, as in a dream, like a revealed image that must be born. Then he makes some drawings and sketches that he then puts on the canvas with oils, and there another story begins: “I always let the work surprise me, I don’t like to know how I’m going to finish the work when I start it, I leave a large part of the process blank. so that it is filled with what I am living while doing it… ”Together with the mystery and poetry that Ricardo knows how to print on him, his works also manage to surprise the viewer.