Aradavin graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, with a Bachelor in Arts.
Today, Ardavin is active as a painter, sculptor, curator, and art professor. He paints a world of imagination that is nostalgic for the past and usually works with the human figure against a background of geometric forms. The work is intimate, delicate, and poignant. In his words, “I am a narrative artist, I paint about what I know, my painting is primarily biographical. These are stories from my native country, or experiences that I have had through my journey. In my work, cultures overlap, coexist, and intermingle. I paint the past and the present, the contemporary and the primitive.”
Ardavin’s work can be found in the permanent collections of The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in multiple corporate collections. His work has been shown across the US and in Mexico. The artist currently lives and works in Miami.
The works featured here are available for purchase directly through the Artist. The Artist makes 100% of the profit from the sale of the artwork, so this is a great time to support them while enhancing your art collection. The artist will directly pack and ship the product to you.
All works are original and signed by the artist!
For more information on these featured artworks email: [email protected]
Tell us more about your work:
What is something you had to put off because of the pandemic that you have recently done or is on your list to do soon? The pandemic made way for me to have more time and concentrate on a new body of work that was new and exciting to me. I was painting for myself and that was liberating and enriching!
What does your art future hold for you? Hard to tell; I have always been interested in creating art and somehow all this work finds its way into the right hands, exhibitions, or galleries.
How do you keep motivated? My passion drives me. I’m always compelled to create these pieces in my mind, heart, and soul. They demand to be born and I am the vehicle!
Name a famous artist that inspires you and one not yet famous artist you would like the readers to know about.
One of the greatest artists that have always inspired me has been Picasso, he did so many things and invented so many ways to create art in a way never seen before. One not yet famous artist that I would love for everyone to know about is Jorge Santos, a Cuban artist that has a wonderful way of seeing the world. His painting skill is wondrous and his images are pure genius!
Is there a current or upcoming show or exhibit you want to tell people about?
One Person Show
Saturday, October 1st 6 to 9 pm
Pride Corner Gallery
2151 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, Fl 33305
What inspires you to be an artist and what inspiration can you pass on to others? My inspiration comes from the work, I am always creating. In my studio there are usually several pieces that I am working on, they support each other and serve as an inspiration to keep creating. My ideas keep coming from within and the environment around me.
How are you giving back to your community? Through the years I have donated countless works to be auctioned for different causes. I also put aside 10% of my Income to purchase art from other artists.
Anything else you would like to include?
I would like to add that painting has always been a passion for me, sometimes I can’t wait to get up in the morning to get up and paint!
It gives me life meaning and a purpose. I am building a legacy to leave behind and that makes me happy!
Let’s end with a fun fact about you.
A fun fact about me is that in every new country I visit I try to find a glass paperweight to bring home. This has resulted in a great collection and everyone has a story to tell.
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