Socrates Rizquez

Socrates Rizquez

Guadix, Granada, Spain

About Socrates Rizquez

Even knowing me as well as I know myself I find extremely difficult to talk about me. Suffice it to say
that I have always known myself with enough artistic concerns to not stop painting, to experience
and express them through more personal style and technique possible.
Suffice it to say that years ago I was "forced" to use synthetic enamels as a media for a painting. Not
only I achieved the challenge but learned a lot of very unique features of this type of painting as is
the ultra-fast drying, bright colors and varnishes glossy finish.
These peculiarities of enamels cause me a spontaneous, close and very inspired by the great
masters of Impressionism style, but my need for artistic expression remains very grounded in Pop Art
and Hyperrealism. All the factors discussed above in addition to years of self-study made me
differentiate my style of any other already established, and thus define and name:
"Hyperimpressionism".
My painting reproduced photographic techniques or sometimes imitates blatantly in others. Both,
choice and composition of my paintings as their treatment are continuously fed with photographic
basics.
This way of painting has led me to conceive this series about New York as reminiscent of those
travel brochures filled with colorful pictures that made me fantasize in my youth. Typical photographic
motives that for their everyday life you never expect from a painting. In this series I want to record
routine scenes, unpublished or unknown corners of this great city.
In short, I practice a friendly, straightforward and without extravagances paint. I frame motifs and
scenes of everyday life that usually go unnoticed by granting them a role that until then they had not.