Agora Gallery artist presentation
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Exhibition March 2019 Agora Gallery, New York


Exhibition Art – Spectrum Miami December 2019



Exhibition January 2017 Agora Gallery, New York

Persistance of Form

April 25 – May 16, 2017

Exhibition 2015 – 2016 Agora Gallery, New York

Emerging  Visions

December 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016


Raul-Mariaca-Dalence Raúl Mariaca Dalence

Raùl is a well known character in the village and further afield. His artistic career began while studying chemistry at the University of Geneva where he followed courses in academic drawing given by Axel Ernst. That was in 1978. At that time, he purposely left his colour palette and brushes in order to pursue a scientific career in chemistry. For Raúl is a scientist, an explorer with an insatiable curiousity, who is interested in everything he comes across. When the time came to retire, he came back on his idea. He had been a researcher all his life, he would not stop so quickly . He decided to pick up where he had left off and develop his passion for painting. Thus, in 2005 he began painting and sculpting with Marie – France Krähenbühl . In 2008 he worked on portraiture with Christoff Debusschère. In 2012 he went to Montreal to learn the spatula technique of painting with Richard Morin. In that same year in Charlevoix ( Québec ) he developped his pastel technique with Juan Cristobal Pinochet. Today, he is a confirmed painter whose talent has gradually blossomed in his studio in Avry. Several exhibitions, 2006-2013, have already shown the public the many facets of Raúl Mariaca’s artistic passion. His latest exhibition “un pied dans la danse ” leaves no one indifferent . Oils and pastels, the colours and movements moving forcefully on the canvas, let us guess what the eye of the artist has seen and what he would like to bring us. Behind his dansing figures, emerge real people with their lives and souls. And to animate the space around this work, Raúl had the magical idea of inviting students from the conservatory of ballet to perform during the opening ceremony. He invests himself completely in what is precious to him and his love of art will have a future. Our many congratulations to this wonderful artist who we hope soon to see exposed on our walls. Geneviève Renevey Councillor for Culture in Avry-sur-Matran

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, After following my career as a chemist in scientific research, I wanted to develop my passion for painting. I started with the drawing following courses with painter Ernst Axel in Geneva. Since then I dedicated myself to draw when I could and when I had to retire I began painting. I took courses in oil painting and sculpture in Switzerland, then in France and finally in Canada. There I learned the technique of oil with spatula and pastels. Today I present an exhibition of oils and pastels on the theme of dance. As an artist I am fascinated by this art limiting myself to just be an observer. My intention is to translate into painting the grace of movement and especially the moment when the dancer (a) is suspended in the air.

My favorite subjects

Raul-Mariaca-Dalence-dans-atelier My favorite themes are portraits, music and dance but I also like to paint landscapes, still lifes and nudes.

Fribourg collective drawing classes – pastel and oil painting

I give lessons about  drawing, oilpainting and you can learn also the pastel technics in my Workshop of Avry. I have learned to paint in Switzerland, France and Canada with artists well known  like Axel Ernst in Switzerland, Christoff Débusschere in France, Francia,Richard Morin  y Juan Christobal Pinochet en el Canada. Please contact me  by phone 0798126899 or 0264702162 to fix dates. The first lesson is free!

Exposure and dance in the Phoenix Centre in Fribourg