Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6: Acrylic in "B/W" New Artist Sergio Decoster

Artist: Sergio Decoster
Title: Naturaleza Minimalist IV
Year: 2009
Size: 80 x 80
Medium: mixto sobre lienzo [sobre lienzo = on canvas]
Price: 900 Eur

I discovered this artist by googling famous acrylic paintings since that is your current medium of choice. I found an interesting, brief article comparing acrylic painting to art painting. You may have known this, but I didn't: "artists can add a gel medium to acrylic paint to enhance its texture."

Anyhow, from this article, I followed a link to "Examples of Acrylic paintings," where I saw this artist:
Sergio Decoster.

He's a young artist in Spain. What struck me about his acrylic works is how dichromatic they appear--and we know from your experiences how hard those distinctions are to make. I really liked several of his images in a series called Naturaleza Minimalista, including 78 paintings. I've included some of my favorites below.

Name: Sergio Decoster
Born: 1975
Location: Oviedo-Girona, Spain
Training: Self-trained expressionist painter
Artistic Activity: Semi-pro
Recognition level: Mid-career artists
Descriptive Tags: Acrylic paintings, brown, landscape art, representational

Title: Matorral Empordanes II [Matorral = Thicket]
Year: 2009
Size: 81 x 100 cm
Medium: Acrilico sobre lienzo
Price: $1500.00 Eur

Title: Claro en el Bosque (Translation: Clearing in the woods)
Year: 2009
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Medium: Acrilico sobre lienzo
Price: Not for sale

Title: Valle
Year: 2009
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Medium: Acrilico sobre lienzo
Price: $500 Eur

Title: El Refugio del Silencio
Year: 2009
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Medium: Acrilico sobre lienzo
Price: $500 Eur

What I think is interesting:

  • The success in technique with the color
  • The use of "dripping" in the images
  • The realistic trees in his series versus the more "cartoonish" ones
  • How completely different his other series are

National Juried Exhibit
Mable House
August 21-Sept. 28


  1. For me it is the representation of water.

  2. These are fantastic and exactly how I want to develop my techniques. I need to study thes more closely.

  3. I love the black and white acrylic. There is so much light. The effect is almost photographic. I need to spend more time looking at these (just like TG said).

  4. I am so inspired by this artist's work! Thank you for sharing!

  5. The nude hues each artist uses really gives
    my imagination flight.