Ariel was born into a family of richly mixed culture;
Mexican mother and Italian father.
These uniquely different cultural heritages
introduced Ariel to centuries of age old traditions and two
undeniable senses of style. At age 4 Ariel recalls standing in
awe before a painting with his mother and whispered in her
ear; "I'm going to be a painter one day too". She
knew he was destined for Art. With the tragic death
of Ariel's father at age 8, Ariel and his family moved to Mexico
to live with his grandmother. During his time in Mexico, he
was introduced to the many beauties of his mother's country;
the beautiful music, the lavish costumed attire of the natives,
and the air of pride that fills the hearts and minds of the
Mexican people. Ariel's schooling leaned toward
the arts. If he wasn't molding small sculptures out of clay,
he was scratching countless drawings in his sketchbook. So,
it was only logical for Ariel to pursue a Fine Arts Degree at the
University of Mexico. By studying the works of
the great artist that came before him, his passion was ignited and
his determination proved to be unstoppable. Upon graduating,
Ariel became one of the youngest teachers to instruct art in a
high school. Ariel moved to USA representing a new start in his true
passion: Art! His first exhibition came with the opportunity to
be in an international showcase -The Winter Olympics
2002. Immediately following were numerous exhibitions
around the globe.
"I like to think of myself as an story teller or a
writer on canvas. Every brush stroke and
every detail on the panel has a meaning.
Art is all about communicating with other people.
Sometimes the message is simple.
Sometimes the message is complex so only a
visual metaphor will do.
But, whether it be sublime or bold, it is
always full of emotion".