A Glance at ChanlatteÂ´s Work
Memories and dreams of the sea, sun and sunflowers, tropical forest and brilliant blue skies are the inspiration for Marino Chanlatte, who grew up on the island of Santo Domingo. His paintings depict remembrances of his childhood and landscapes from his walks throughout the Caribbean and Central America. He paints with a pallet of pure colors: indigo, blue, red, orange, yellow, green, and purple, representing water, sky, sun, fire, sunsets, flowers and trees, all elements of nature mixed by the artistÂ´s brush. In the midst of this feast of colors, forms, texture and matter, interpreted in a personal way influenced by his own experience and feelings, Chanlatte follows no rules, but keeps the harmony, balance and beauty of nature. Sometimes he uses thin impastos, other times he scrapes the paint on the canvas discovering new textures, but always searching new ways of expression. His abstract works feature the decomposition of landscapes, sunsets, oceans, the sky and forests, represented with light and energy, movement of colors, shapes and texture, with harmony and creativity.
His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York, Miami, Belgium, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico and South America. Chanlatte attended the National School of Fine Arts in Nicaragua. He has a Bachelor and a Masters Degree from The University of Puerto Rico and a PhD from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
I started painting a long time before I realized it was my passion, and that I would be a painter. I felt the inner need to express through painting, in a freely and spontaneous way, my feelings, thoughts, ideas and fantasies that appeared as visions ...
I use color, texture, shapes, light, and shadows to express myself. If my work communicates any emotion or feeling to the viewer, then I accomplished my purpose.
University of Florida, Ph.D.
University of Puerto Rico, BA and Master Dgree
Selected Solo and Group Juried Exhibitions
Group Exhibition, Music: Rebels & Visionaries, Texas Visual Art Association, TVAA Gallery. July 2013.
Rockport Art Festival, Rockport Texas. July 2013
Group Exhibition, Texas Visual Art Association, 66th Annual at Medical City Dallas. May 2013.
Group Exhibition, Etnia IV-Latin American Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Archives of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium. October 2007.
Fusion Visual Art Festival, Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada, Nicaragua. November 2007.
Visiting Exhibition of 4 Artists, “Inagotable”, Central Bank of Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua. Sept. 2006.
Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada, Nicaragua. Sept. 2006.
Dominican-German Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Oct. 2006.
National Union of Visual Artists (UNAP), National Theater Ruben Dario, Managua, Nicaragua. 2007.
Fusion Visual Art Festival, Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada, Nicaragua. November 2005.
Group Exhibition at “La Prensa”, Managua, Nicaragua. October 2005.
Group End of Year Exhibition, Praxis Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua. December 2005.
“12 Artists, One Vision”, Añil Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua. September 2005.
Solo Exhibition, “Tropical Visions”, Sanpedrano Cultural Center, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. November 2003.
Group Exhibition “Between Tropics” Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes, David Alfaro Siqueiros Hall, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Septiembre 2003.
Exhibition “Eyeful Visions” Agora Gallery, SOHO, New York, April 2003.
Group Exhibition “Fine Art in Princess”, Gran Salón Bristol, Princess Hotel, Managua, Nicaragua.
Solo Exhibition “The Magic of Color”, Museo-Galería Génesis, Managua, Nicaragua. June 2001,
Group Exhibition, Contemporary Art, Praxis Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua. December 2001.
Group Exhibition, “Re-Encuentro”, Galería Praxis, Managua, Nicaragua August 2001.
Group Exhibition “Nos-Otros”, Rodrigo Peñalba Hall, National Palace of Culture, Managua, Nicaragua. August 1999.
International Art Competition Exhibition, Barceló Foundation, Montelimar Hotel, Nicaragua, 1999.
Solo Exhibition, “Light and Color”, Managua Cultural Center, Managua, Nicaragua. October 1997.
Exhibition of Four Dominican Painters, Honduras Maya Hotel, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1995.
Group Exhibition, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Praxis Gallery, Nicaragua, 1995.
Group Exhibition, Centro Cultural Managua, Nicaragua, 1994.
International Fair Art Show, (EARTH), Costa Rica, 1993.