Arturo Doñate Jimeno was in born in Vila Real Castellon in Spain in 1955 and began painting at a very early age, guided by his father who was a printmaker. In 1979 he decided to dedicate himself entirely to painting as a profession, he studied both in the school of arts in Castellon and decoration in the school of applied arts and artistic crafts in Valencia and continued to study and to obtain a Bachelor Degree from the college of fine arts San Carlos Valencia where he specialized in painting in 1987. He then taught in his own workshop where he continues to teach up to date. In the 80¨s and the 90`s we saw the first stage of professional artistic work, first with geometric and expressionism abstraction, as he strongly feels as a restless and deeply curious artist the need to experiment with different techniques. It was in the 1990s that the figure began to stand out in his work, reflecting surrealist ideas with personal concern. He did this through tenebrous portraits and female nudes, abandoning partial and occasionally painting to get into the object, through the construction of his famous gold boxes. At the beginning of the 21st century Arturo Doñate started his connection with pop art in the form of false collage. He undertook pop experimentation series that he called “False Collages” in which he works today.
Credit: Christina Garcia
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