Horacio Cardozo is a self-taught artist who has over 25 years of experience in the industry. His passion for art stems back to when he was just 5 years of age. He was swept into the world of realist art by his admiration of classical artists Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer. The work of these artists inspired him to pick up the brush and create a world on canvas.
As he began to dive deeper into the craft he discovered other inspiring artists including neo-classical artists such as Ingres, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Velazquez. As his painting career took off, he gained interest in other movements in the art world and discovered modern contemporary artists Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Pollock, Rothko and Klimt. Each of these artists have influenced his technique, style or philosophy in one way or another.
Horacio loves a rich balance of light and dark, proportions, form and perspective. Oil has always been his favorite medium because of its rich consistency and texture. He often uses mixed media but always finishes with an oil medium.
Horacio’s main goal with its art is to calm and enlighten those observing his work- he believes that drawing and painting serves as a timeless means of communication stating that art is an expressive therapy that makes him feel connected to an image of the world that extends beyond the senses; a world in which time is still and one achieves inner peace.
Each painting tells a story, but I leave it to the free interpretation of the observer, who recreates the work in his mind and relates it to his own life.
His work has been exhibited in the US and Europe, achieving sales in countries such as UK, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Bulgaria, Mexico and Argentina. He has licensed artworks for posters and canvas prints with a global distribution brand.
Horacio Cardozo’s artist profile has been published in “International Contemporary Artists. Vol 2 ‘NYC, 2012; and ‘Who’s Who in Visual Art – 100 Artists in Painting, Graphic Arts, Digital Arts, Sculpture. 2012-2013’ by Art Domain Who Is Verlag Leipzig, Germany.
And although Cardozo has never stepped foot on a stage, he manages to perform an amazing feat by entrancing viewers without the need for any extraneous bells and whistles. His work is provocative, sensual, and original without having to resort to any of the hyperbole often found in contemporary art.