Alfonso Rendón, known in the art world as “Masplata,” is an eclectic visual artist recognized for his unique ink drawings and works on paper, with his ability to turn flat, two-dimensional surfaces into endless planes of motion. Masplata creates stunning pieces in a variety of mediums, praised equally for his innovative use of pen and ink, ethereal brushstrokes in watercolor and his bold oil paintings.
As the ballerina glides with effortless grace floating across the stage as a swan defying gravity, a single unchoreographed unrehearsed stroke of Masplata’s pen and perfect pointillist technique produces a symphony of images – a swirling vortex that magically gives way to a fractional cubist face, so simple, yet such complex geometric compositions, dripping with shades of Dali Surrealism, landscapes of Naturalism — plants, trees, flowers, fauna along with G-d’s creatures, birds and butterflies, including his signature image – doves, reprised repeatedly throughout his works.
His pen, or brush, not just an extension of his hand, or his arm, his physical being even, but his heart and the energy that flows to him from an unknown place, finds itself as extraordinary unexplainable visages that virtually, instantly, automatically, demand notice by both the trained or untrained eye, but instantly commands collectability for its esthetic merit as much as for its investment potential.
|MasPlata with Ai Weiwei|
These exquisite tableaux’s leave the viewer asking only one question, the ultimate question: How did he do that? The work of Masplata, an outsider artist whose abstract impressionism works eerily reminiscent of the masters – Picasso, Lam and Dali, is assuredly one of the greatest unknown artists of our time, does remarkably achieve such affect.
|MasPlata with Gloria Estefan|
Masplata's works include pen on paper, pen/paper/watercolor, works and sketches on found materials, canvas. For inquiries, commissions, general information or to arrange a viewing, email firstname.lastname@example.org