I am so pleased to be debut “Allegory 2” at San Francisco @artmarketproductions April 25-28th with @juliezenergallery, Booth #528. “Allegory 2” is part of a series of works on paper that invoke tapestries crossing into the sphere of allegorical poetry. These works invite the viewer to see beyond the limitations of the physical.
March begins with a commission for a Bay Area developer. I’ll be creating two large scale works for a new development in the heart of Oakland. One of work will hang in the concierge lounge area (43 x 103 inches) and the other in the conference room (60 x 84 inches).
This past weekend I had the privilege of installing one of my latest works, Allegory of a Journey, in a stunning home in Palm Springs. It was installed in the formal dining room of Casey Colley and Jose Carlos Mendez, who are generous and exceptional collectors.
These are a few images of the work and the installation process. Thank you to City Picture Frame, San Francisco, for the superb job they did framing this large scale work.
Following the rewarding Artist Residency at Monte Azul in Costa Rica, it was a thrill to be invited as an Artist In Residence at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley.
This residency will provide me the opportunity to further develop a body of work utilizing some of the best equipment, and expertise, available.
This week, my work will be featured at Art Aspen 2016 opening Thursday, August 4th, at of Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Booth B15.
It was thrilling to include one of my newest pieces “Portrait in Landscape” along with artists Inez Storer, Enrique Chagoya, Matt Gonzalez, Beth Davila Waldman, Henry Jackson, Carlos Cartagena & Victor Cartagena at a private event last Thursday evening hosted by MMG Foundation and WaldmanArts.
Excited to announce my upcoming participation in a 2 person exhibition, Carly Ivan Garcia and Benito Rangel de Maria: Reconstructed Abstractions of the Urban Experience, @ZenerSchon that includes recent works, including PORTRAIT IN YELLOW. February 2 – March 19, 2016.
It’s a complete pleasure to announce that one my latest paintings, Blaze 213, has been selected to be part of the ACE 2015 Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum! This exhibition was juried by esteemed gallerist, Christian Hohmann, of Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert. Continue reading
We’re pleased to announce that Oakland based Gearbox Gallery will be featuring my latest painting BLAZE 209, 30 x 65 inches, in their upcoming group exhibition “Terra Infirma: All Things Unsettled”. Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 7th 5-9pm with a special talk by juror Chandra Cerrito of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, www.chandracerritocontemporary.com, at 5pm and awards presented at 8pm. Continue reading
Zener Schon Contemporary Art presents current work by artists Benito Rangel de Maria, Ted Lawson, Eric Zener, Ashleigh Sumner and Peter Gronquist at the ArtMarket San Francisco Fair April 29-May 3rd at the Ft. Mason Center in San Francisco. Continue reading
Following his solo show at Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Benito has been busy working on a new piece for MACLA’s (www.maclaarte.org) 17th annual exhibition and Live Auction, Latino Art Now! April 3-May 16, 2015. Continue reading
Benito Rangel de Maria is thrilled to share the news that he has been selected as a rostered artist at Zener Schon Contemporary Art in Mill Valley! Available works from the solo exhibition including some of Benito’s newest works from the 2014 Blaze Series are current available for viewing and purchase. Continue reading
Join us TONIGHT, February 12th, at 5:30pm for an Artist Talk by Benito Rangel de Maria, as he gives a tour of his solo exhibition “Navigating Boundaries” at the new cutting edge gallery Zener Schon Contemporary Art Continue reading
Preview Benito’s Solo Show “Navigating Boundaries” TONIGHT! 6-8pm at Zener Schon Contemporary in Mill Valley! Benito will be there to walk you through over four major series of his work: http://www.zenerschongallery.com/artist/benito-rangel-de-maria/.
Today Benito met with Curator of Engagement and Dialogue at MACLA (http://maclaarte.org/) Joey Reyes at Studio RDM for a meeting of minds with an intent focus on possible future collaboration. The topic of merging the social and political aspects of Benito’s work dominated the conversation.
With anticipation and excitement, Studio RDM announces the SOLO EXHIBITION “Navigating Boundaries” of Benito Rangel de Maria’s work at the new cutting edge gallery Zener Schon Contemporary Art (http://www.zenerschongallery.com/artist/benito-rangel-de-maria/) in Mill Valley. The exhibition runs from February 3 – 28, 2015. Join for an opening night reception Thursday, February 12 from 6-8pm. More details to follow!
Getting artwork framed at City Picture Frame (Folsom Street) in San Francisco this week. Selected works pictured here include Blaze 201, Blaze 203, and Blaze 206.
SFAI Alum Richard Castanada visits Studio RDM for the second time documenting the latest works on paper from The BLAZE and Microcosm Series for an upcoming show.
Last completed works of 2014!
graphite, acrylic, watercolor, ink on watercolor paper
35.25 X 55.5 inches (artwork)
graphite, acrylic, watercolor, ink on watercolor paper
36 X 72 inches (artwork)
A quick turn around from the “Small Works Exhibit” at the San Rafael’s Art Works Downtown Gallery (http://www.studiordm.com/news/exhibition-art-works-downtown-gallery/) to an amazing group exhibit at Mill Valley’s newest art gallery ZenerSchon Contemporary Art (http://www.zenerschongallery.com/), recent works BLAZE 197 and BLAZE 199 are on fire! Continue reading