Pablo Ontaneda is a contemporary figurative painter who has lived and worked in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Recent transplant to Miami, Florida. His unique personal style transmits happiness and peace revealing the passion and atmosphere of the Latin American culture. Enormous trees, tropical flowers, sunsets, fruits, leaves, and nature in general take their own personality with contrasting bright colors and bold compositions.
As the artist explains, “nature is my source of inspiration. I hope my work leads the spectator to think just for an instant in sustainability.”
Ontaneda showed interest in art from a young age and shared this passion with his father who was a busy entrepreneur whose hobby was scrap sculpture and painting. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). Later on, his interest in foreign languages took him to Italy, France and Russia where he also received lessons from local artists. He considers himself a self-taught artist. Ontaneda’s artwork has been shown in Ecuador in exhibitions named “eARTh” and “Oxygen”. One of his paintings “The African Tree” was featured on the BOE Fine Arts Magazine (Italian edition) and was finalist of “Premio Internazionale Tokyo” in 2012.