Artist, master sculptor Lowenberg’s works appearing at It’s All About the Art

BANNER ELK — It’s All About the Art Gallery, Banner Elk’s premier fine art gallery, presents “Collision: The Works of Ricardo Lowenberg” in its limited North Carolina presentation now through Aug. 30. For information and a full catalog of works, contact the gallery at (828) 783-9233.

Lowenberg is a celebrated Mexican painter and sculptor called to the artistic process by an innate drive to express the emotions and essence of the human condition. Leaping between mediums, Lowenberg paints both abstract and figurative works, and sculpts voluminous forms that explore the trajectory of emotions beginning with their interiority and culminating with their visual expression.

Born in Mexico City in 1960, Lowenberg was exposed to classical music and the creative experience from birth, and his innate sense of beauty and aesthetics was nurtured immediately. He began sculpting classes from the age of five and art school at a hacienda that also housed an adjoining orphanage, an experience that left an indelible mark on the artist’s psyche. His early works are clearly the result of a magnetic connection to the Impressionists. Having studied them from a young age he metabolized the visible brush strokes and sweeping vistas of Cezanne, Monet and Gaugin as they played with the indefinable qualities of the passage of time.