Architect and artist. Ariel Czesler (b.1965), son of a lifelong artist, was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he graduated from the University of Buenos Aires School of Architecture. There he studied art history, the use of perspective, composition, drafting and B&W photography. Those tools and background would eventually lead to discovering the joy of working on canvas. During a yearlong internship in a renowned architectural firm in Mexico City, Ariel was introduced to oil painting. Back in Argentina, he would spend the next 20 years perfecting his painting techniques with local artists and participating in group exhibits having his first solo exhibit at La Dama de Bollini just a few years later. He lives in Florida now where he has found his Muse and life partner. Traveling together has become a new source of inspiration.
My paintings are an interpretation of the essence of Buenos Aires. A cityscape created by endless buildings and chaotic rooftops where countless wires, TV antennae, water tanks and power lines grow almost organically. Contradictions abound in its open crowded spaces. Medianeras, dividing walls that connect, become connecting walls that divide. Windows, stairs, ledges, balconies and doors play a geometrical symphony where volume and perspective intersect with light and shadow. Like any big city it can be colorful, gray, dirty, confusing and organized at the same time. Other times I choose to play with a freeform of building. Creating Images of architectural puzzles. Building conceptions that flow creating impossible structures that evoke parts of a whole. Labyrinths of ever changing perspectives that lead nowhere. Walls become roofs and stairs fade in a blurred line of indoor and outdoor spaces. A story within a universe of texture, color and imagination.